“Anyone can mistake”: Virat Kohli stands behind Arshdeep Singh for dropping catch in Pakistan game | Asia Cup 2022

Arshdeep Singh after dropping the catch of Asif Ali during Sunday’s Asia Cup Super 4 game against Pakistan in Dubai. Photo: Debasis Sen

Xtra Time Web Desk: Star India batter Virat Kohli has come forward in support of young pacer Arshdeep Singh for dropping a simple catch in Sunday’s Asia Cup Super-4 game against Pakistan. Arshdeep dropped a relatively easy chance given by Asif Ali off the bowling of Ravi Bishnoi in the 18th over of the Pakistan innings. Getting a reprieve, the Pak left arm spinner took the match away from India.  

“Anyone can make the mistake; the situation was tight. It was a high-pressure game and mistakes can happen. I still remember I was playing my first Champions Trophy and the match was against Pakistan, I had played a very bad shot against Shahid Afridi. I was watching the ceiling till 5 am, I was not able to sleep and I thought my career is over but these things are natural,” Kohli said in a post-match press conference.

“Seniors players get around you, there is a good team environment right now, I give the credit to the captain and coach. The players learn from their mistakes. So one must accept his mistake, address it and look forward to being in that pressure situation once again,” he added.

Talking about the match Pakistan beat arch rivals India. Put into bat India posted 181/7 in 20 overs. Virat Kohli top-scored with a knock of 60 off 44 balls. Chasing 182, Pak wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan top-scored with 71 of 51 balls. However, the impact innings came from Mohammad Nawaz who went out to bat at No.4 and the left-hander went on to score 42 runs off 20 balls.