New Delhi: Indian bowler Arshdeep Singh became the target of trolls after India loses to arch-rivals Pakistan by 5 wickets on Sunday in an ongoing Asia Cup 2022 series. Indian social media users hurled abuses at Singh for dropping Asif Ali’s catch.
Singh dropped a catch of Pakistan batter Asif Ali during the 18th over of their Asia Cup 2022 match following which he became the target of online trolls. However, many Pakistani cricket fans came out in support of the young Indian pacer who had a bit of tough luck on the field and later with the ball in the last over.
Singh bowled the final over with seven runs required and Pakistan won with two balls remaining. The win was set up by Mohammad Rizwan and the hard-hitting Mohammad Nawaz who took on the Indian bowling in the middle overs.
Following this, the page entry read that Singh had been selected to play for the ‘Khalistani’ national cricket team. However, the information was later removed from his page.
Singh bore the brunt of Indians when many blamed him for the loss and even went on to abuse him and his family on various social media platforms. Many Twitter users also called the cricketer Khalistani.