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Arshdeep Singh

Young left-hander Arshdeep Singh has revealed the reason why he did not shed any tears after India’s victory in the 2024 T20 World Cup. After winning the title, most of the Indian players, especially the veterans like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and Mohammed Siraj, were seen crying.

While it was a very important moment for Indian cricket as India had won an ICC tournament after 11 years, it turned out to be an emotional moment for the senior players. India suffered a heartbreaking defeat last year in the ODI World Cup, which made this year’s T20 World Cup even more important.

In the final, there was a moment when the Men in Blue looked like they had lost another final, but an inspired performance from the pitchers helped the team record a historic victory over South Africa.

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Arshdeep Singh reveals the reason why he couldn’t cry after India’s T20 World Cup win

During a chat with The Indian Express, Arshdeep Singh revealed the reason why he did not shed tears after the memorable win. The youngster thanked the IPL and claimed that he is emotionless after playing so many close matches in the IPL.

“I was very happy. In the IPL, I have played so many nerve-racking matches for Punjab Kings that I have no emotions left. Mai koshish kar raha tha but yaar aansu nikle nahi (I tried hard but couldn’t cry). I saw the legends of the game… Rohit bhai, Virat bhai, who have achieved so much… they just couldn’t control their emotions. I was happy for them. But I don’t know why I didn’t shed a tear,” Arshdeep said.

Arshdeep Singh took 17 wickets in eight matches at the 2024 T20 World Cup at an average of 12.64. He finished as the joint-highest wicket-taker in the tournament alongside Afghanistan’s Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Arshdeep took wickets consistently with the new ball and was also penetrating at the last over. He formed a formidable partnership with Jasprit Bumrah, who was adjudged Player of the Tournament for his excellent numbers.

Hobby for writing poetry

The 25-year-old also revealed his hobby of writing poetry and added that he will write something about the reception that the Indian team received after landing in the country.

“I haven’t had a chance (to write poetry) yet, but when I get time, I will definitely put my emotions on paper. This feeling of winning the World Cup, the reception we received… I don’t think I can do it justice. I love to write down whatever thoughts come to my mind. Writing poetry helps me take a break from cricket,” Arshdeep said.

Excitement gripped all over India after the country was awarded its first World Cup in 13 years. This was the second T20 World Cup trophy for India after their first title in the inaugural edition in 2007.