Avesh Khan, Delhi Capitals
Avesh Khan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Delhi Capitals (DC) pacer Avesh Khan opened up on receiving bowling advice from South African pacer and DC teammate, Kagiso Rabada, which helped him improve his thinking in pressure situations.

Rabada was one of the senior pacers in DC and he took Avesh under his wings, helping him grow. The results were evident for everyone to see in the IPL 2021 season, where Avesh ended as the second-highest wicket-taker after Harshal Patel.

Kagiso Rabada, IPL 2021, IPL 2020
Kagiso Rabada (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kaafi simple advice hai, lekin meri bowling me bohot farak pada tha (It was pretty simple advice, but it improved my bowling a lot). So he used to tell me to bowl the ball I feel like bowling in a particular situation and not to think too much about whether I should bowl that or whether I should do this.

“Bowl the ball that I am most confident of. The ball you are most confident of bowling is often your best ball. It was a very handy piece of advice,” Avesh told The Indian Express.

“I relish the pressure” – Avesh Khan on death bowling expectations

Avesh became a regular in the playing XI last season, constantly being the go-to bowler for Rishabh Pant in the powerplays as well as the death overs. These are the toughest phases a bowler can bowl in the T20 format but Avesh enjoys the pressure.

Ek alag feeling hai, death mein bowling karna (It’s a different feeling, bowling in the death overs). I relish that pressure. Sometimes I get hit, but that only drives me more,” Avesh added.

Rishabh Pant , Avesh Khan
Rishabh Pant and Avesh Khan. Image-Twitter

He was selected in the white-ball squad for the series against West Indies. As long as he stays fit, the 24-year-old will likely make his debut for India.

My priority is now to get as fit as possible. I am doing a lot of running and gymming so that I can reach my optimal level of fitness and keep injuries away,” Avesh mentioned.

India takes on West Indies in 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is starting on February 6.

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