A resilient Afghanistan will fancy their chances of an upset win against the formidable and the favorites Pakistan in their Super 4 match at the Asia Cup in Sharjah on Wednesday.
Afghanistan got their campaign off to a stellar start but lost their momentum with a loss against Sri Lanka, whom they had mauled in the first encounter.
Dasun Shanaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa held their nerves to steer Sri Lanka to a nail-biting six-wicket victory over India after openers Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis set the tone in their Asia Cup match on Tuesday.
A depleted India will seek to bounce back against a resurgent Sri Lanka on Tuesday after their loss against Pakistan in their Asia Cup Super-4 match in Dubai.
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.
"Lot of people have my number and say things on TV but no one sent me a message. If you want to give me suggestions, give me one-on-one, otherwise it has no meaning to me."
Pakistan's Asif Ali lost his cool and angrily waved his bat at Afghanistan bowler Fareed Ahmad in an unseemly spat after his dismissal in a tense finale to Wednesday's Asia Cup thriller.
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.