A change in management and coaching staff of the Indian cricket team has called for several changes. With Rahul Dravid in the house as the new coach and several senior players resting after a hectic schedule has opened an opportunity for younger talent to take center stage. That is precisely what happened with Madhya Pradesh and Delhi Capital’s pacer Avesh Khan. He has finally earned the national team call-up, which everyone thought was long due. The bowler picked up 24 wickets in the 2021 season of IPL and received the deserving call while he was partaking in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.
In conversation with PTI Bhasha, post his selection, Avesh said, “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.” He further added that he had performed well in the last domestic season and the 2021 IPL, which helped his cause. However, he outrightly credited the likes of former cricketers like Amay Khurasiya, Chandrakant Pandit, Devendra Bundela, and Abbas Ali for spotting as well supporting him at every stage of his career.Avesh’s father, Ashiq Khan, also relayed how Amay spotting Avesh changed the latter’s life. Ashiq said that his son was associated with Indore Colts Cricket Club when Amay took him to his own academy. It helped Avesh immensely.
Besides Avesh Khan, his Madhya Pardesh teammate Venkatesh Iyer has also received a maiden call-up for the upcoming series against New Zealand.