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'Gives A Different Dimension': Gautam Gambhir Praises Arshdeep Singh's Impact In ODI Series

image-lqg5g2ijArshdeep Singh bagged 10 wickets across three matches 

Young pace sensation, Arshdeep Singh emerged as the linchpin of India's bowling attack in the recent One Day International series against South Africa. His exceptional performance, which included a staggering haul of 10 wickets across three games, played a huge role in India's commanding 2-1 victory in the series.

Gambhir heaps praise on Arshdeep

On Thursday, the series culminated in a thrilling finale at Paarl, where India set a formidable target of 297 runs. Arshdeep, unflinched by the conditions that generally offered little assistance to fast bowlers, showcased his talent. With brilliant figures of 4/30 in nine overs, he was instrumental in steering India to a decisive 78-run victory in the series decider.

Former Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir shared his insights on Arshdeep's spell. He highlighted the significance of such performances for Indian cricket, particularly when they come from young fast bowlers. 

"These are good signs for Indian cricket when young fast bowlers perform like this when there wasn't that much help for fast bowling. What can be better than picking up 10 wickets in the series?" said Gambhir on Star Sports.

The former Indian captain further pointed out the strategic advantage of having a left-arm seamer in the squad. He noted that Arshdeep brings a unique dimension to the team's bowling attack. 

"We always say that a left-arm seamer should be in the squad, that a left-arm seamer gives a different dimension. The sort of series Arshdeep has had, I believe he will take a lot of confidence from this,” concluded Gambhir.

It is worth mentioning that before this series, Arshdeep's ODI record was unremarkable, with no wickets in his previous three matches. However, he turned the tide spectacularly, claiming his first-ever five-wicket haul (5/37) in the opening game of the series. 

His consistent and impactful performances throughout the series earned him the well-deserved Player of the Series award.