IND vs SA: Arshdeep Singh delighted to represent India, says bowling to Punjab King batters helped perfect yorkers
IND vs SA: Arshdeep Singh, who was delighted to get his maiden India call-up, said bowling to the big-hitting Punjab Kings hitters in the nets helped him perfect his yorkers.
The 23-year-old finished his IPL campaign with 10 wickets and a 7.70 economy rate, impressing everyone with his death over bowling this season.
His ability to bowl change-ups, wide yorkers, and block-hole deliveries secured him a spot in the squad for the next home series against South Africa.
On his way to Punjab’s final league stage encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, Arshdeep received the excellent news.
“I got to know just before the match, in the bus that I have got selected in the Indian team. Because the match was going on I didn’t feel much,” Arshdeep told teammate Harpreet Brar. After Punjab Kings’ five-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
“It will sink in slowly. It is a special moment. I feel lucky and grateful would like to continue like this,” he added.
Bowling to world-class batters like Jonny Bairstow, Shikhar Dhawan. And also Liam Livingstone in the Punjab Kings nets session helped him hone his craft, said the youngster. He alsoserved as a net bowler for India in an away series against Sri Lanka last year.
“Credit goes to management. They got such batters in the team that the only option to stop them in the nets was by bowling yorkers. And that improved my ability to bowl yorkers.”