Arshdeep Singh had a terrible game about two weeks ago, when the young pacer made history by becoming the first bowler in the annals of Twenty20 Internationals to bowl five no balls in a single match.
During a Twenty20 international match between India and Sri Lanka that took place in Pune, Arshdeep set the undesirable record. As a direct result of his error, India gave up 16 runs and ended up losing the match by the same exact margin that it had been winning by.
Notable is the fact that Arshdeep had recovered from an injury in time to make it back into India’s playing XI for that particular match.
Now, former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee has spoken out about his thoughts on the “no-ball” show, stating that Arshdeep “really lost it.”
“In the Twenty20 match that India played against Sri Lanka a few days ago, I watched as Arshdeep Singh of India completely lost it. He bowled a series of no balls in a row without missing a single one. This game features no balls at all.
That would be a bitter pill for him to have to swallow. He just bowled two overs but allowed 37 runs to be scored off of them. And he was making his way back to the squad after suffering an injury that forced him to sit out for a while. During his second over, he overstepped the mark three times in a row.
When a bowler is pushing too hard to come back from an injury, it might cause them to break their rhythm, which can affect their performance.
They lose their form in addition to their momentum. It is challenging because you want to fulfil your ambition of getting wickets and making the captain happy at the same time “Lee stated this in a video that was published on his channel on YouTube.
However, Lee believes that Arshdeep is capable of making a comeback, and he has suggested to the youngster that they begin from the very beginning.
“A bowler’s biggest adversary is a game in which there is no ball. There is nothing that causes a bowler more mental anguish and disgrace than a no ball because not only do you have to bowl an additional delivery, but you also give the batter the green light to do whatever he or she pleases during that at-bat.
It’s like sticking a knife right through the bowler’s chest. I have reason to believe that Arshdeep can back up his claims. My recommendation to him would be to restart his training, remove the previous attempt, evaluate it, and figure out what went wrong in order to improve “he added.
Arshdeep was not selected for India’s team for the recent one-day international series against New Zealand, but he has a chance to play a role in the next twenty20 internationals against the Black Caps.