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IND Vs NZ: Dream To Represent India Has Been Fulfilled, Says Avesh Khan After Maiden Call-Up

Avesh, who plays for Madhya Pradesh in the domestic circuit, was the second-highest wicket-taker in IPL 2021 with 24 scalps behind Harshal Patel (32).

Avesh Khan (L) takes a autograph from Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma in IPL 2021 in UAE. The duo will be sharing the same dressing room during the T20I series against New Zealand. File photo

Madhya Pradesh pacer Avesh Khan, who earned a national call-up for the T20 series against New Zealand on Wednesday said that his dream to represent the country has been fulfilled. (More Cricket News)

Avesh, who had 24 wickets in the IPL, deservingly got a national call-up and got the news just after MP’s Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 match against Kerala.

“Every cricketer has a dream that he plays for his country and he works hard to turn this dream into a reality. My dream has been fulfilled now,” Avesh, who has 100 first-class wickets, from 27 matches, told PTI Bhasha.

Avesh said that he had performed well in the last domestic season and also in the Indian Premier League, which helped him to earn the national call-up.

The right-arm speedster credited former cricketers like Amay Khurasiya, Chandrakant Pandit, Devendra Bundela and Abbas Ali for spotting the talent in him and then guiding him throughout his career.

Khan’s father Ashiq Khan recalled how he gave wings to Avesh’s dreams. “My son first got associated with Indore Colts Cricket Club. Then Amay Khurasiya spotted his talent and took him to his own academy. After that he did not look back,” his father remembered.

His father also said that the moment Avesh landed in Indore after three months, they straight away drove to Khurasiya’s residence and sought his blessings. As soon as Avesh came to his house, a plethora of his relatives and well-wishers had already come home to congratulate the rookie pacer. 


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