IPL 2021: Avesh Khan realises dream of taking MS Dhoni wicket 3 years after missed opportunity

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Delhi Capitals pacer Avesh Khan said helium was elated erstwhile helium picked up the wicket of MS Dhoni during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 opener against Chennai Super Kings successful Mumbai connected Saturday.

Avesh Khan, 24, made the astir of an accidental helium got successful the Delhi Capitals' opener by delivering a match-winning spell successful which helium picked up 2 important wickets and gave distant conscionable 23 runs.

After removing CSK opener Faf du Plessis successful the powerplay, Avesh Khan returned to get the big wicket of MS Dhoni. The CSK captain, playing his archetypal competitory lucifer since past year's IPL, was bowled for 0 from conscionable 2 balls. Avesh banged it connected the Mumbai wicket and Dhoni was cramped for country arsenic helium dragged 1 onto the stumps.

Recalling the wicket, Avesh Khan said it was a imagination travel existent infinitesimal for him arsenic helium had travel adjacent to picking up the wicket of MS Dhoni 3 years earlier.

"Three years ago, I had a accidental to instrumentality Mahi bhai's wicket, but idiosyncratic had dropped the catch. But present my imagination of taking Mahi bhai's wicket is fulfilled, truthful I americium precise blessed astir it," Avesh Khan said, arsenic quoted by a Delhi Capitals release.

"Since helium has not played competitory matches for immoderate time, we had planned to enactment unit connected him and due to the fact that of that unit I could instrumentality his wicket," helium added.

CSK posted 188 connected the board, acknowledgment to quickfire 50 from Suresh Raina and a precocious cameo from Sam Curran. However, it was not capable arsenic Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw blew distant the target, stitching 138 runs of the opening basal successful conscionable 13.3 overs.

Avesh Khan got a accidental successful the playing XI aft an wounded to Ishan Sthama successful their IPL 2021 opener. He was picked up of elder India pacer Umesh Yadav and the 24-year-old did not disappoint.

Have reduced my value by 5 kg: Avesh

Avesh had made his IPL debut arsenic aboriginal arsenic 2016 but helium has not got a agelong tally successful the tourney truthful far. Having retained by the Capitals, Avesh had worked with a dietician successful the pb up to the caller season.

"I person reduced my value by 5 kg. I person hired a idiosyncratic dietician and I program my fare according to the dietician's directions. My fare program changes connected a day-to-day basis, depending connected my gym and grooming sessions and remainder days," helium said.

"I had to sacrifice immoderate of my favourite dishes for 20-25 days, but that has helped maine to enactment connected way for achieving immoderate of my idiosyncratic goals."

Having made a beardown archetypal impression, Avesh would beryllium hoping to get a drawstring of games to marque a people for Delhi Capitals successful IPL 2021.