Arshdeep Singh can play for India, the BCCI must look after him

In the second leg of the 2021 edition of the IPL, Arshdeep Singh has put in some incredible performances for the Punjab Kings (PBKS). In the four matches that he has played in the UAE leg, Singh has already taken nine wickets. Virender Sehwag, a former Indian batsman, believes that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) must ensure that the left-arm seamer is carefully cared for so that his skill does not go to waste.

He remarked that Arshdeep Singh can bring a lot of benefits for whichever side he plays for, after working with Zaheer Khan and learning to swing the ball in just three days.

“That’s typical left-arm rapid bowling from someone who comes in after pitching away from the off stump. He [Arshdeep] claimed to have spent three days working with Zaheer Khan. Imagine the benefits he may bring to the Indian team if he spends some time with them if he can swing the ball in under three days. If such a player is not in the team, the BCCI must care for him and ensure that his skill is not wasted,” Virender Sehwag stated.

Sehwag also described Arshdeep Singh as a quality bowler, and concluded by saying that if the left-arm seamer keeps working hard on his game, he may be able to represent India at the international level.

Virender Sehwag represented India in 104 Tests, 251 ODIs, and 19 T20Is. In the whites, the right-hander amassed 8586 runs, while in the ODI format, he amassed 8273 runs. The 42-year-old made 394 runs in T20I cricket. Sehwag has also appeared in 104 IPL matches, scoring 2728 runs at a 155.44 strike rate.