After Arshdeep Singh was criticized for dropping a critical catch in the tense Asia Cup 2022 match between Pakistan and India, former India captain Virat Kohli came to his defense.
When the teenage pacer lost an easy catch of Pakistani batter Asif Ali in the 18th over, the momentum swung back in Pakistan’s favor.
Ali capitalized on the chance and Pakistan went on to beat India by five wickets, avenging their earlier loss in the same event. Kohli said in the postgame press conference that “mistakes can happen,” seemingly defending the youngster.
“It’s possible for anyone to err. Everything was so close. It was a high-stakes game in which mistakes were possible “this is what the former Indian captain revealed to the press.
“My first match in the Champions Trophy was against Pakistan, and I recall playing a terrible shot at Shahid Afridi. I stared at the ceiling till 5 a.m. because I couldn’t sleep because I was afraid my career was ended, but these feelings are normal, therefore I shouldn’t have worried “In the words Kohli.
The former captain praised the team’s current leadership duo of captain Rohit Sharman and coach Rahul Dravid for fostering an encouraging environment where veterans could mentor the squad’s up-and-coming stars.
“The participants grow as a result of their failures. Therefore, one must own his error, correct it, and anticipate being in a similar high-stakes position again “This, according to Kohli, was stated.