Delhi Capitals fast bowler Avesh Khan, who is second in terms of taking the most wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, took the wicket of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain and star cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni twice. Avesh told how captain Rishabh Pant had formed a Chakravyuh with him to take Dhoni’s wicket. Delhi Capitals had defeated CSK in both the matches in the league round and in both the matches Dhoni’s wicket went to Avesh’s account.
Asked about Dhoni taking the wicket, Avesh said, “When Mahi bhai came to bat, Rishabh asked me to keep mid on and mid off. He said that even if he (Dhoni) hits you over the head, still there is no problem. You don’t just bowl overpitch balls and bowl only by holding your length. At first I did not agree with Pant but then I obeyed him. Dhoni tried to hit the second ball from above and we got the wicket.
Regarding getting Dhoni’s wicket again, the fast bowler said, ‘I spoke to Rishabh once again. He asked me to bowl on hard lengths from where it is not easy to shoot. I bowled the same ball and he fell victim to the outside edge. I had a talk with Pant before this over. I told him that I would bowl a wide yorker. There was a different plan for Mahi bhai, different for Rayudu bhai. For Jaddu bhai, I wanted to use the long boundary of the leg side because Jaddu bhai was in good rhythm at that time and could bowl fast deliveries in his side, so I bowled him slower.
In the first qualifier, Delhi Capitals had to face defeat against CSK. CSK have reached the final, while the second qualifier match is to be played between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) today. Avesh Khan proved to be very expensive in the first qualifier, spending 47 runs in four overs and taking just one wicket.
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