‘Want to work on my consistency’: Arshdeep Singh to NDTV after being named T20I squad in India

23-year-old pacemaker Arshdeep Singh has played in four seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to date and has managed to build a reputation for himself as the death overs specialist. The Punjab Kings bowler can nail yorkers to death at will and this is the main reason, he has received a call-up to the senior national side for the upcoming T20I series of five matches against South Africa, starting on June 9 in Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.

Speaking to NDTV, Arshdeep spoke of his immediate feelings after being named in the T20I squad and how over the years he managed to master the art of yorker bowling.

“We were on the team bus on Sunday when I got the message that I was chosen (in the Indian T20I side), then I didn’t feel much how to react as we went for the match. Right now I really feel It it’s good that congratulations are still coming in and my family is also being congratulated. I’m grateful to be included in the roster,” Arshdeep told NDTV.

When asked how he prepares for each match, the young pacesetter said: “You always have butterflies in your stomach no matter how much cricket you play. The excitement of playing cricket is always there in a cricketer. But when you get the part “It’s clear from your team it makes the execution easier. I follow my routines and processes for every match and I try to make sure I don’t miss them.”

In the 2022 IPL season, Arshdeep took 10 wickets with an economy rate of 7.70 and an average of 38.50. He may not have many wickets to his name but the statistics don’t reveal how he managed to make death his own by delivering Yorkers with great precision.

“I think it’s all about repetition (about how he’s managed to deliver yorkers on a consistent basis). Yorker is a delivery you learn to perfect after you bowl him ball after ball. It’s based on how you you feel that day and how the wicket is.The credit goes to my bowling coach Jaswant Rai and also PBKS bowling– Damien Wright.They worked with me a lot, before the match Wright always told me to practice bowling yorkers with the wet ball too, because if there is dew there’s a chance you’ll miss the Yorkers,” said Arshdeep.

“I want to work on my consistency. I want to be more consistent. Bowling coach Paras Mhambrey sir would be there, sir Rahul Dravid would be there, I will try to pick their brains and I will try to figure out what mental state the player would be in should be,” he added.

Last year, Arshdeep was named in the Indian squad as a net bowler for the series against Sri Lanka in July. After some positive COVID-19 cases in the camp, he was added to the main squad, but he is still waiting for his debut.

“That experience of being in the squad was a very good experience. It was my first time traveling with the team. You always learn, you get to know their mentality. I always tried to pick their brains,” said the 23-year-old. year old.

Finally, Arshdeep said of his experience working with Kagiso Rabada at Punjab Kings: “Rabada is a nice and humble person. He always gives his best for the country and the franchise. He is a very good bowler, I am really grateful that I had the opportunity to share the dressing room with him. We were always talking about his way of thinking in different situations. I think we talked about that and I learned a lot by choosing his brain.”

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