Delhi Capitals tempo bowler Avesh Khan revealed how skipper Rishabh Pant helped him dismiss Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni twice in IPL 2021.
Avesh has had a superb season with Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021 aside from the final couple of video games the place he conceded too many runs within the dying overs.
Delhi Capitals misplaced the Qualifier 1 to Chennai Super Kings on Sunday by 4 wickets as Avesh went for 47 runs and bought the wicket of opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, it was one of many costly spells bowled by him this season.
Rishabh Pant informed me to herald the mid-on and mid-off: Avesh Khan
Dhoni smashed Avesh for a flat six over deep mid-wicket to alter the form of the sport for CSK and later tonked three fours in a row within the last over to take his aspect to the ultimate of IPL 2021.
However, Avesh has bought the higher of the CSK skipper twice on this season and on each events, the bowler was assisted by his personal chief Rishabh Pant,
“When Mahi bhai walked in, Rishabh told me to bring in the mid-on and mid-off. He said if he [Dhoni] hits you over them, that is fine, but don’t pitch fuller, bowl your length,” Avesh informed ESPNcricinfo.
“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.
Avesh Khan used a tough size ball to dismiss MS Dhoni for the second time
Talking concerning the second time when he bought Dhoni nicked behind the stumps, the 24-year-old pacer mentioned Pant had suggested him to bowl a tough size.
“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,” Avesh talked about.
Avesh has performed 15 matches and picked 23 wickets for DC on this season to this point, which can be probably the most variety of video games he performed for the franchise since becoming a member of them in 2017. Avesh had Pant to thank for giving him sufficient possibilities to play.
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