The left-arm pacer did exactly that, with 1, 1, 1, 0, 1, 2. The pressure was right back on Super Kings.
Player of the Match Shikhar Dhawan (88 off 59 balls), Kagiso Rabada and Rishi – who was quite impressive in his first IPL match in five years – had all played important roles in helping Kings secure their fourth win of the season, but there was no doubt in captain Mayank Agarwal’s mind who had turned the match around.
“I thought Arsh bowled exceedingly well,” Agarwal told the host broadcaster Star Sports after the win. “I must credit him. Throughout the season, he’s stood up in tough moments and he’s bowled the tough overs. He’s always put his hand up and said, ‘Give me the ball’. So he’s been great for us.”
Even though Arshdeep might not be among the wickets, time and again he has proved that he can be relied on at the death.
“I think Arsh has been the best death bowler in this competition,” Kagiso Rabada told the host broadcaster. “That’s what the stats say. He’s a youngster coming in. He’s got a lot of drive, a lot of ambition and he’s got talent as well. He’s just a good bloke. So it’s nice to have him around. I’ve always bowled at the death as well, so I know I’m going to bowl at the death but Arsh has just been magnificent and been leading the way in that discipline.”
He has even made it to the top ten of bowlers with most yorkers bowled in the last few years, nailing 32 in 14 games since 2020 and granting 3.75 an over while bowling this length.