Team India will be finalizing their preparations for the T20 World Cup 2022 during their T20I series against Australia and South Africa.
India will clash with Australia on Sept 20 in Mohali in the first T20I of the three-match series. Arshdeep Singh has spent his most of his time in Mohali and his coach Jaswant Rai revealed a very interesting story about the player.
He told how Arshdeep's idol and his favorite player left him thinking about his game after he received a compliment from Wasim Akram for his brilliant bowling in the recent Asia Cup 2022.
Arshdeep's coach Jaswant Rai revealed that as a child, the pacer always look up to Akram and he had the opportunity to meet his idol recently at the Asia Cup where Akram praised the young India bowler before he left him thinking with a tricky question.
“Arshdeep told me that he met Akram bhai who told him, 'Sardarji, you are bowling very well. You are a good bowler. If you think you are perfect, then don't come to me. If you feel you want to ask me anything or want to learn something from me then you can come whenever you want'. He then told me that when he went to the hotel at night, he kept thinking about that question. He felt that if he didn't go then Akram would mind and think that Sardarji seems to know everything. So next day he went to Akram and had a discussion,” Jaswant Rai told journalist Vimal Kumar on his Youtube channel.
Arshdeep Singh will now be seen in the T20I series against South Africa and has been named in the T20 World Cup 2022 which will be played in Australia from October 16.
(Hindustan Times Inputs)