Arshdeep Singh’s ability to handle pressure is phenomenal: Indian bowling coach Paras Mhambrey

Indian bowling coach Paras Mhambrey has praised fast left-arm bowler Arshdeep Singh for his ability to handle pressure. Arshdeep bagged the wickets of Pakistan captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in the T20 World Cup game.

New Delhi ,UPDATED: Oct 26, 2022 7:01 a.m. IST

Arshdeep Singh sacked Babar Azam and Mohammed Rizwan. (AP Photo)

By India Today Web Desk: Indian bowling coach Paras Mhambrey has praised fast left-arm bowler Arshdeep Singh, saying his ability to handle pressure is phenomenal.

Arshdeep wreaked havoc in Pakistan in the T20 World Cup match, prompting a double whammy to shake up the opposition at the MCG on October 23. The fast left-arm bowler, playing in his first World Cup, struck on his first pitch and earned Pakistani captain Babar Azam’s big wicket for a golden duck.

Along the way, Arshdeep became the only second bowler to fire Babar for a first ball duck in the T20Is after Afghanistan’s Fazalhaq Farooqi. The Indian bowler returned for his second innings and sent Mohammad Rizwan packing, becoming the first bowler to dismiss both Pakistani openers in the same inning.

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Arshdeep finished with the numbers 3/32 in their four-over quota as Pakistan managed to post 159/8. In response, Virat Kohli’s inspirational 82-ball 53-ball shot gave India a four-wicket victory.

“If we follow him (Arshdeep) over the past two years, looking at the way he’s performed, I think the one thing that stands out with this kid is his ability to turn up the heat. He’s worked hard in IPL and he is working hard working in different phases that he plays (for India) i.e. first power play then deathmatch,” Mhambrey said during the press conference.

“The composure he showed, the clarity of his thought process, I think there will be ups and downs in his career, but the way he came back (after the Asian Cup) , his ability to handle pressure is phenomenal and I’m not really surprised with the way he played in the first match (against Pakistan). We have a lot of confidence in him and he has a great future.”

The Indian bowling coach further credited Arshdeep with setting up the game for India. He also said Arshdeep is learning from senior players Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami, who previously played in Australia.

“Arshdeep is a kind of guy who likes to talk a lot. He also talked with other senior players like Bhuvi and Shami because those guys played here (in Australia). It’s a kind of learning that he took and I tried to implement in his game. I liked paying homage to him as well. To be able to go out there and execute and do it yourself, individual skills come into play,” said Mambrey.

India will play the Netherlands in their second group match on October 27 in Sydney.

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