Delhi Capitals’ fast bowler, Avesh Khan was the pick of the bowlers for the side against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Saturday. He returned with the figures of 2 for 23, helping his side restrict CSK to 188 in 20 overs. During his spell, he picked the prized wicket of MS Dhoni to send the CSK skipper back to the hunt without even opening his account.
“Three years ago, I had a chance to take Mahi bhai’s wicket, but somebody had dropped the catch. But now my dream of taking Mahi bhai’s wicket is fulfilled, so I am very happy about it. Since he has not played competitive matches for some time, we had planned to put pressure on him and because of that pressure I could take his wicket,” said Avesh in an official.
“I was quite happy with my performance in our first match, and I am even happier because the team has won. I put the team in a good position with the wickets of Mahi bhai and Faf du Plessis. I was happy with the way I carried out the role given to me by the team management. After winning the first match, everyone’s confidence goes up. Now, we have to maintain the momentum,” said Avesh.
After witnessing his performance, it will be difficult for Ishant Sharma to make a comeback in the team. Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada though is likely to replace Chris Woakes and Tom Curran in DC’s next game.