"He gives chances to everybody" - Avesh Khan lauds Rahul Dravid after he backs him for the 4th T20I against South Africa
Avesh Khan has made a strong comeback in his previous outing against South Africa. In the first three games, the right-arm pacer hasn't been much effective with the ball and everyone thought that he might be dropped in this game.
However, the Indian skipper Rishabh Pant and the head coach Rahul Dravid kept their faith in them and backed him in this game as well.
With a lot of hope on his shoulders, the right-arm pacer has bounced back well in this match, picking up three wickets in a single over and ending up his spell with the figures 4 for 18.
With Dinesh Karthik's show with the bat and Avesh Khan's stellar performance with the ball, India managed to win the 4th T20I match against the Proteas.
Avesh Khan shared a lot in the post-match interview and said, "The team hasn’t changed over four games, so credit to Rahul (Dravid) sir. He gives chances to everybody and intends to give them a long enough run," Avesh Khan was quoted as saying by CricTracker.
I planned to attack the stumps: Avesh Khan
"He doesn’t drop a player after one or two bad performances because you cannot judge a player on the basis of one or two games. Everyone is getting enough matches to prove themselves.
I had zero wickets in three games but Rahul sir and the team management gave me another opportunity today and I ended up picking four wickets," said Avesh Khan.
And, in the post-match interaction with Ishan Kishan, Avesh Khan said, "Whenever we are batting first, I always end up asking the batters how the wicket played, whether it was two-paced or not.
I spoke to Ishan (Kishan) today and he said that hard-length balls aren’t easy to play; some are bouncing, some are stopping and the others are keeping low.
Then I planned to attack the stumps and bowl the hard lengths consistently. It’s in my hands to bowl well, not pick wickets," Avesh Khan was quoted as same as in CricTracker.
"The slower ball wasn’t very effective on today’s wicket, so I tried to bowl hard lengths with the occasional bouncer to change things up. 170 was a very good total on this wicket and all we wanted to ensure was pick a couple of wickets in the powerplay," said Avesh Khan.