Indian cricketer Arshdeep Singh, who has not posted anything on his social media since Sunday’s loss to Pakistan, told his parents he “laughs” at the tweets and messages.
Cricketer Arshdeep Singh drew the ire of social media users mainly for right-wing handles after he dropped a simple catch in the closing stages of a tense India-Pakistan match on Sunday.
“I spoke with Arshdeep before boarding. His exact words were: ‘I’m laughing at all these tweets and messages. I’m only going to get positive things out of it. This incident has only given me more confidence,” said Arshdeep’s father, Darshan, who is currently the head of security for a private company. the indian express after landing in Chandigarh on Monday night.
Arshdeep’s father, Darshan, and mother, Baljeet, were at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, watching India take on Pakistan.
Arshdeep’s mother revealed that the entire Indian team is rooting for the youngster. Her comments come after Virat Kohli mentioned in the post-match press conference that the team atmosphere is such that Arshdeep will not feel left out after a difficult day on the pitch.
“Arshdeep told us that the whole Indian team supports him,” said his mother.
When asked about his son’s treatment, Arshdeep’s father replied, “As a father, I feel very bad. He is only 23 years old. I don’t want to say much about trolls. You can’t shut everyone’s mouth. Without fans, there is no game. There are some who support you no matter what happens and others who cannot digest a single loss. But at the end of the day, only one team can win.”
Several former Indian players and political leaders spoke out in support of Arshdeep.
Arshdeep faced a barrage of hate campaigns on social media with an unidentified user even editing the player’s Wikipedia page to add references to “Khalistan”.
On Monday, the IT and Electronics Ministry summoned executives from the Wikimedia Foundation, which runs Wikipedia, for an explanation of how the cricketer’s page was edited to add inflammatory content.