Virender Sehwag heaped praises on Delhi Capitals’ pacer Avesh Khan for his brilliant bowling in IPL 2021. The former Indian cricketer Sehwag also feels that no one spoke enough about Avesh Khan despite his great bowling in IPL 2021. Avesh Khan was the 2nd highest wicket-taker in IPL 2021 with 14 wickets in 8 matches. He was leading the race for the purple cap with Harshal Patel, who had 17 wickets in 7 games before IPL 2021 got suspended.
Avesh Khan was magnificent from the opening match itself. Against Chennai Super Kings, the right-arm pacer dismissed experienced batsmen MS Dhoni and Faf du Plessis for a duck. With his consistent bowling and wicket-taking ability, Avesh Khan managed to become the leading contender for the purple cap. Moreover, Avesh Khan also bowled at a brilliant economy of 7.70 throughout the tournament.
Avesh Khan Is Under-The-Radar Player: Virender Sehwag
While speaking to Cricbuzz, Sehwag said that no one talks enough about Avesh Khan in spite of his impressive bowling in IPL 2021. He called Avesh Khan an under-the-radar player of IPL 2021 season.
“In this team, we talk about Rabada, Ashwin, Patel, Mishra… but no one talks about Avesh Khan. So, he is this season’s ‘under-the-radar’ player. He comes quietly, picks up 2-3 wickets and was up there in race for Purple Cap, next only to Harshal Patel,” Sehwag said.
Former Zimbabwe cricketer Pommie Mbangwa also agreed with Sehwag on the matter. Mbangwa said that there’s not been much said about Avesh Khan who did his job efficiently in IPL 2021.
“No doubt, it’s Avesh Khan. I don’t think there’s been too much said about him, or written about him. But he’s just gone about doing his job efficiently. He’s been effective at the front and at the end. He’s taken wickets in all three phases of the game and at the death too, he has been very good bowling nice lengths, changing his pace when needed to and bowling good yorkers at the back end too,” Mbangwa said.
There are no doubts that Avesh Khan was a crucial pacer for Dehli Capitals in IPL 2021. Notably, Avesh Khan was the only Delhi Capitals bowler among the top 10 wicket-takers in IPL 2021 after the completion of 29 games. Delhi Capitals managed to top the points table with 12 points in 8 matches. The Rishabh Pant-led side won 6 matches and lost 2 in IPL 2021.