Watch: Avesh Khan abuses Kuldeep Sen after he collides with Sanju Samson

Updated - 13 Apr 2024, 08:20 PM

Sanju Samson Kuldeep Sen Avesh Khan
Sanju Samson Kuldeep Sen Avesh Khan. Image Credits: Twitter

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Avesh Khan reacted furiously after Kuldeep Sen's mistake nearly cost him a wicket in the ongoing game between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Chandigarh.

The incident took place in his very first over. He delivered the fourth over of the PBKS innings and made an instant impact. Avesh Khan picked up a wicket in his very first over to give RR the much-needed first breakthrough.

The incident happened on the fourth ball when Kuldeep Sen took the catch to send back Atharva Taide. Avesh Khan bowled a short delivery and Taide ended up top-edging it behind the stumps. Kuldeep Sen was standing at short third-man and decided to go for the catch.

However, wicketkeeper Sanju Samson called for the catch and ran towards the ball. Kuldeep, however, did not communicate with his captain and went for the catch as well. It led to a minor collision between the two players.  Fortunately, Kuldeep managed to hold on to the ball. However, Avesh Khan was not at all happy with Kuldeep and was seen saying something to him in an animated manner.

Watch the incident:

Talking about the ongoing game, RR won the toss and opted to bowl first. RR's bowlers have justified the decision by giving their team a good start. At the time of writing this report, PBKS were reeling at 47 for 3 in the ninth over with Sam Curran and Jitesh Sharma batting in the middle.

Avesh Khan in IPL 2024:

Avesh Khan's performance in IPL 2024 has not been impressive. The right-arm pacer has struggled to pick up wickets in the ongoing competition. He has yet to take more than a wicket in a game. In five games so far, Avesh Khan has picked up three wickets. 

He has also struggled to maintain a good economy rate this season. In the last two games, he conceded 46 and 48 runs against Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Gujarat Titans respectively.