After the match, star Indian player Virat Kohli backed Singh, saying that "anyone can make a mistake." The hashtag #IndiaWithArshdeep, supporting the young player, was trending on Twitter.
Javed Miandad's final ball six off India's Chetan Sharma in the 1986 Austral-Asia Cup final at Sharjah still hurts India fans. Shahid Afridi won many exciting games for Pakistan with his maverick batting but his two sixes off India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in a 2014 Asia Cup match remain special.
India, who won the previous Asia Cup in 2018 played in a 50-over format, came in as pre-tournament favourites but lost their first two Super Four matches to Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Tempers flared when Fareed dismissed Asif and "made inappropriate physical contact" with the batsman, who "reacted with an aggressive gesture of the bat," the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday.
A rampaging Pakistan and a resilient Sri Lanka will look to fine tune their preparations for the final in the dress rehearsal of the Asia Cup title showdown in Dubai on Friday.
Kohli ended his century drought of 1,020 days in the international matches with the career-best an unbeaten 122 off 61 balls, propelling India to 212. After posting a huge total, India restricted Afghanistan to 111/8 as Kumar returned with a career-best figure of 5-4.
The talented band of expatriates have been on the road since June, culminating in a berth in the main draw of the six-nation Asia Cup after winning all three qualifying matches.
A formidable Pakistan will look to seal their berth in the Super 4 with a victory over the minnows Hong Kong in their Asia Cup match in Sharjah on Friday.
As an old adage goes, the luck favours the brave so was it evident, when Kusal Mendis rode his luck to steer Sri Lanka to an improbable victory against a butter-fingered Bangladesh in a topsy-turvy Asia Cup match in Dubai on Thursday.
Pakistan sealed the last berth in the Super 4 stage after sparkling knocks from Mohammad Rizwan (78 not out ), Fakhar Zaman (53) and Khushdil Shah (35 not out) carried them to a daunting 193/2 as their bowlers skittled out Hong Kong for a record low of 38.