Avesh Khan PC- BCCI
Avesh Khan PC- BCCI

Avesh Khan, a young Indian fast-bowler, praised Indian head coach Rahul Dravid for believing in him and supporting him despite his failure to take a single wicket in the first three games.

Avesh, who made the Indian team after his performances with the Delhi Capitals in the IPL last year, was incapable of finding wickets in the first 3 matches but was supported by management.

Rahul Dravid PC- BCCI
Rahul Dravid PC- BCCI

The Indore-born 25-year-old took four wickets for 18 runs in Rajkot on Friday (June 17), tying his best T20I numbers and keeping India equal in the five-match series with South Africa.

And the speedster credited head coach Rahul Dravid for his performance, stating that he provides the team’s players a lengthy run and plenty of opportunities to demonstrate their worth.

Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan PC- BCCI

“Over four games, the team has not altered, so kudos to Rahul (Dravid) sir.” He believes in giving everyone an opportunity and aims to give them adequate time to succeed. He doesn’t really remove a player after a or two poor performances because one or two games are insufficient to appraise a player. Everyone is receiving enough opportunities to show their worth.”

‘I was under pressure after not being able to perform’: Avesh Khan

Avesh admitted that he was under pressure after failing to deliver in the first three matches, but that the support he received from the team management helped him, and he was able to deliver on Friday as a result.

“After taking zero wickets in 3 matches, Rahul Sir and the team management gave me another chance today, and I picked up four wickets.”

Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan. Image: BCCI

Avesh, a right-arm bowler, has already appeared in six T20I matches for India, taking six wickets. On Friday, India beat South Africa by 82 runs in the fourth T20I to tie the five-match series at 2-2.

India put in a clinical effort, scoring 169 for six off 31 balls, thanks to Dinesh Karthik’s career-best 27-ball 55 and Hardik Pandya’s 46 off 31 balls. South Africa was subsequently dismissed for 87 in 16.5 overs by the hosts.

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