For a young player, bowling their first delivery in a World Cup is always high stakes and Arshdeep Singh must have been feeling the nerves against Pakistan. However, he did not let it show and was on song right from the start, dismissing Babar Azam for a golden duck with a brilliant inswinger.
The highly anticipated India-Pakistan clash of the T20 World Cup 2022 has got off to a thrilling start at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Indian bowlers are breathing fire with the new ball. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been viciously swinging the ball both ways while Arshdeep Singh has commenced his World Cup career with a bang.
Choosing to bowl first after winning the toss, the onus was on India to dismiss the openers that in the past had spelt their doom. The responsibility to execute their plans fell on the shoulders of Bhuvenshwar and Arshdeep with the glistening new ball in their hand. Arshdeep came in to roll his arm in the second over and scripted his name in the history books with a peach of a delivery on the first attempt itself.
With Babar Azam on strike, the left-arm pacer bowled an inswinger which came back in sharply after pitching around the middle stump. Babar was beaten all hands up with the swing and the ball rattled into his pads. Arshdeep appealed for the wicket immediately and Marais Erasmus ominously raised his finger, cementing a golden moment in young Arshdeep’s career.
Pakistan opted for the review but it went in vain as hawk-eye showed that the Kookaburra was hitting the leg stump. It was a moment to cherish for a lifetime for the young pacer as he dismissed the ace batter of Pakistan for a golden duck.
Fans conveyed their sentiments on Arshdeep’s brilliance with the ball through Twitter, flooding social media with praise for the pacers
That's how you start World Cup career!🔥
A dream start ft. Arshdeep Singh! 🔥— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) October 23, 2022
Keep watching Star Sports & Disney+Hotstar to enjoy the LIVE action from the ICC Men's #T20WorldCup 2022!#GreatestRivalry #BelieveInBlue #ReadyForT20WC #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/zquAPT8EOf
King transfered some virus to Babar!🤣🤣🤣
Golden duck for Babar Azam, What a start by Arshdeep.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 23, 2022
Let's all laugh at zimbabar🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣— 🏴 (@viratslad) October 23, 2022
Bad luck is following someone in Pakistan!
Arshdeep Singh removes Babar Azam for a golden duck. What a start by Arshdeep and India!— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 23, 2022
Great delivery from young lad!
Stay strong Babar bhai!
This too shall pass. Stay strong. #BabarAzam— Long On 🇮🇳 (@FakeCricXpert) October 23, 2022
Mass of masses!
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