"I did not feel much on how to react" - Arshdeep Singh


The Punjab Kings' left-arm pacer, Arshdeep Singh has been added to the upcoming T20I against South Africa. The five-match T20I series is going to kick off from 9th June, Thursday.

KL Rahul has been named as the captain of the squad with Rishabh Pant as his deputy. However, some of the players have been added to the squad after considering their recent performance in the recently concluded Indian Premier League.

Likewise, Arshdeep Singh has got his maiden call-up from the Indian team and might don the national jersey in the first game against the Proteas. Moreover, in the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League, Arshdeep Singh has bowled well for his franchise, picking up 9 wickets at an economy rate of well below 8. 

I am feeling really good: Arshdeep Singh

Arshdeep Singh - Punjab Kings

The left-arm pacer has come up with a statement that what he wants to improve to bowl consistently for his team. "We were travelling in the team bus on Sunday when I got the message of being picked (in Indian T20I side), then I did not feel much on how to react as we were going for the game.

Right now, I am feeling really good as congratulatory messages are still coming in and my family is also being congratulated. I am grateful after being picked in the squad," said Arshdeep Singh.

"You always have butterflies in your stomach, no matter how much cricket you play. The excitement to play cricket is always there in a cricketer. But when you get the role clarity from your team, it makes things easier in terms of execution.

I follow my routines and processes before each game and I try to make sure I do not miss them," Arshdeep Singh was quoted as saying by NDTV. 

"I guess, it is all about repetition (on how he has managed to deliver yorkers on a consistent basis). Yorker is a delivery that you learn to perfect after bowling it ball after ball. It is based on how you feel on that day and how the wicket is," he added.

"The credit goes to my bowling coach Jaswant Rai and also the bowling (coach) of PBKS – Damien Wright. They have worked a lot with me, before the match, Wright used to tell me that I should practice bowling yorkers with the wet ball as well because if dew comes in, then there are chances of missing the yorkers," he further added.