Arshdeep Singh, a pacer who is only 23 years old, may have been the target of cruel social media trolls after missing an easy catch off Asif Ali’s bat during a vital India-Pakistan match on Sunday, but he was protected from actual harassment while living in Dubai, till Tuesday evening.
When Team India’s bus departs from the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, a group of journalists usually departs the venue at around the same time. Near the media box, the players emerge from a gate. On average, between 75 and 100 spectators applaud the athletes as they board the bus. On Tuesday night, after India’s defeat against Sri Lanka, there were roughly 20.