Aakash Chopra, former India opener has hailed quick bowler Delhi Capitals’ Avesh Khan, calling him a ‘revelation’ of IPL 2021 for selecting 14 wickets in eight video games and being 2nd highest wicket-taker earlier than IPL was suspended for a surge in Covid-19 instances.
The Indian Premier League through the years has gained the fame of being a breeding floor for the following technology of Indian cricketers.
Aakash Chopra: Avesh Khan Has Been A Revelation
A number of gamers, who had been excellent performers within the match, went on to play for the Indian cricket staff and have achieved success like Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, and Hardik Pandya. This yr too, the IPL 2021 noticed some scintillating performances from a few of India’s uncapped kids like Chetan Sakariya, Devdutt Padikkal, Harpreet Brar, Avesh Khan, and Harshal Patel.
Pacer Avesh Khan had efficiently created an id of his personal within the 2021 IPL. The best-arm fast was trusted by the Delhi Capitals suppose tank when the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje weren’t accessible. In return, the teen emerged as essentially the most profitable bowler for the staff earlier than the league got here to an abrupt halt.
Impressed together with his efficiency, former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has hailed the quick bowler, saying the opposition batsmen can’t afford to take Avesh Khan evenly. In his newest YouTube video, the cricketer-turned-commentator heaped reward on the teen for persistently taking wickets for DC, regardless of how tough the scenario was.
“Avesh Khan has been a revelation. He has stood up and gotten counted time and again. He confirmed that he can’t be taken evenly. Proper from the primary match, you will notice that Avesh Khan carried out persistently properly. Whether or not it was the brand new ball or the outdated one, whether or not it was the center overs or the dying overs, he has been very, superb,” Aakash Chopra mentioned.
Chetan Sakariya, the 22-year-old who picked up seven scalps in as many video games for Rajasthan Royals within the IPL 2021, Harshal Patel who picked up an incredible 17 wickets for RCB in solely 7 video games and was properly on his technique to profitable the Purple Cap, Devdutt Padikkal who slammed his maiden IPL ton and continued his kind from his maiden IPL 2020 season and Harpreet Brar who picked the trio of AB De Villiers, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell in a match had been the standout younger performers.
Aakash Chopra: Avesh Khan Was A Large Contributor To Delhi Capitals’ Success
Avesh Khan picked up solely 5 wickets in 2017 and 2018 mixed and went wicketless in 2019 and 2020 however in eight IPL 2021 video games, picked up 14 wickets together with Faf du Plessis, David Miller, MS Dhoni, Nicholas Pooran, Suryakumar Yadav, Jonny Bairstow, Vijay Shankar, Virat Kohli, and Shubman Gill.
“He took the massive wickets. He dismissed Faf du Plessis, Dhoni, and Kohli. He persistently and recurrently felled the perfect participant within the opposition line-up. So, he was an enormous contributor to Delhi Capitals’ success,” Aakash Chopra concluded.
Avesh Khan was fast sufficient to make his method into the highest half of the Purple Cap listing. He scalped a complete of 14 wickets at a good economic system charge of seven.70 and completed because the second-highest wicket-taker of the IPL 2021. His glorious efficiency paid off wealthy dividends as he was picked for India’s upcoming tour of England as one of many standby gamers.
Notably, Avesh Khan was the one Delhi Capitals bowler among the many prime 10 wicket-takers in IPL 2021 after the completion of 29 video games. Delhi Capitals managed to prime the factors desk with 12 factors in eight matches. The Rishabh Pant-led aspect received 6 matches and misplaced 2 in IPL 2021.
The best-arm quick bowler was a part of the 2016 U-19 World Cup squad led by Ishan Kishan with the likes of Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar a part of the combination, that completed runner-up in opposition to West Indies. He burst onto the scene ending as India’s finest bowler with 12 wickets to his title, choosing one wicket within the ultimate as properly.