Avesh Khan, the young Delhi Capitals’ pacer who took MS Dhoni’s prized wicket in the recently-suspended Indian Premier League 2021, revealed his desire to play under MS Dhoni’s captaincy in future.
The 24 year old, in a recent interview with India TV revealed that he would love to play for Chennai Super Kings under MS Dhoni’s captaincy.
MS Dhoni, who returned to competitive cricket and donned the yellow jersey for the first time in over five months, was dismissed for a second-ball duck by the 24-year-old Delhi pacer. Trying to pull Avesh’s delivery towards the mid-wicket boundary, Dhoni was bowled off an inside edge in Chennai Super Kings’ opener against Delhi Capitals.
“I would obviously like to play for CSK in the future. Playing under a captain like MS Dhoni is one of my dreams,” he said.
Avesh, who had a breakthrough season this year, also got the better of Virat Kohli and also got hold of an autograph from the RCB and India skipper. He further revealed how Virat Kohli praised the young pacer and appreciated his speed and composure.
Focused On Bowling Yorkers To Put Pressure: Avesh Khan
“I had a chat with Virat after the match and asked him about things that I can add in my game. He said that I’m clear with my plans and also praised my speed. He also complimented my composure as I was very calm in that game.
Speaking more about the game against RCB, Avesh revealed how he didn’t feel pressure while bowling to AB de Villiers, one of the most dangerous T20 batsmen. He focused on bowling yorkers to put the pressure on batsmen.
“I had bowled very well to AB de Villiers in that game, conceding only one boundary. This year, I was clear with my plans. I was bowling according to the batsman who was against me. Even while facing de Villiers, I didn’t feel pressure. I executed my plans and focussed on bowling yorkers to put the pressure,” he further said.
Main Aim Is To Play Test Cricket For India: Avesh Khan
Avesh is awarded with a ticket to the UK after a stellar IPL season with the Delhi Capitals, where he finished second in the Purple Cap competition. Avesh is one of the four standby players BCCI named for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and the five-match Test series against England.
“Main aim is to play Test cricket for India and take wickets. In the nets and practice matches in England, I’ll also look to take wickets and give my 100 percent. I’ll also get accustomed to the Duke ball and English conditions, and also prepare myself mentally,” said Avesh.