India lost to Pakistan in Super 4 clash Asia Cup 2022 Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday. Many cricket fans and pundits expressed that Arshdeep Singh dropping the catch of Asif Ali in the 18th over was the turning point of the match. As always, Arshdeep was mercilessly trolled by cricket fans across the world for dropping a match-winning catch. However, things got out of hand when Arshdeep’s Wikipedia page was edited to show links with Khalistan.
Arshdeep Singh – Khalistan (official music video) Arshdeep Singh – Khalistan (official music video)
Who is behind this editing and targeting Arshdeep Singh?
someone from Pakistan.
Here is the IP details of the editor. pic.twitter.com/CErervW3Q2
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) 4 September 2022
India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Monday summoned Wikipedia’s India officials to explain the matter. According to a report in India Today, the central government is of the opinion that changes in Arshdeep’s Wikipedia page may create disharmony in India. The change in Arshdeep’s page reads that he was selected to play for the Khalistani national cricket team. However, the page was later restored.
Meanwhile, India cricketer Harbhajan Singh supported Arshdeep Singh with a tweet. “Stop criticizing young @arshdeepsingh no one deliberately drops catches..we are proud of our boys..Pakistan played better..shame on people who are on this platform by saying cheap things about Arsh and team Bringing down our own people. Arsh is gold,” tweeted Harbhajan Singh.
Opener Abhinav Mukund took to Twitter to recall how he felt after Steve Smith was dismissed for 37 at short leg during the 2017 Pune Test. Smith scored a match-winning century for Australia. He asked the fans not to be harsh on Arshdeep for his drop catch.
“After Steve Smith was dropped in the Pune Test, I was absolutely inconsolable for hours alone in my room. I hope @arshdeepsingh doesn’t feel like that. He will be more impressed tonight than anyone else in our country. Let’s cut him loose!”
Former India left-arm pacer Irfan Pathan tweeted, “Arshdeep is a strong character. Boys stay like this.” “My request to all Indian team fans. In sports we as human beings make mistakes. Please don’t offend anyone on these mistakes @arshdeepsingh,” tweeted former Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez . Arshdeep’s IPL team, Punjab Kings also tweeted in his support. “We are with you Arsh.”
India’s next Super Four match in the Asia Cup 2022 will be against Sri Lanka in Dubai on Tuesday.