IPL 2021: Avesh Khan, a fast bowler for the Delhi Capitals, wowed everyone with his wicket-taking ability in the 2021 edition. The right-arm fast bowler has taken the second most wickets in the competition so far and is expected to keep his position until the conclusion. The 24-year-old has 23 wickets at an average of 18.60 in 15 games this season, with just Royal Challengers Bangalore's Harshal Patel ahead of him with 32 scalps in the same number of games.
The DC seamer's greatest moments came in the competition when he twice dismissed Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni. Avesh detailed how DC skipper Rishabh Pant plotted Dhoni's removal twice in a recent interview with a cricket news website.
"When Mahi Bhai stepped in, Rishabh ordered me to bring in the mid-on and mid-off," Avesh Khan remarked when asked how he took Dhoni's wicket for a duck in the Indian leg the first time around. He replied, "It's alright if he [Dhoni] knocks you over them; don't throw fuller, bowl your length."
-At first I disagreed with him and asked him not to bring in five fielders and leave only four inside [the 30-yard circle], but he insisted. So I did that and the second ball, he [Dhoni] attempted to hit over when he saw both fielders [mid-on and mid-off] inside the circle. He had not played for a while, and Rishabh took advantage of that and we got the wicket,- he added
On being asked about how he dismissed the CSK skipper in the UAE, Avesh again revealed Pant's tactics behind the wicket.
-Once again I had a chat with Rishabh. Basically, he said to pitch a hard length and let him [Dhoni] hit from there because it is tough to do that. And that is what I did and he edged,- he said.
On Wednesday, DC will meet KKR in the second Qualifier, with the winner going on to face CSK in the final
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