- Delhi achieved the target of 189 runs by losing 3 wickets with 8 balls left.
- Avesh Khan took 2 wickets for 23 runs in his four-over quota.
- 24-year-old Avesh took the wickets of Dhoni and du Plessis
Delhi Capitals started with a win in IPL 2021 by defeating Chennai Super Kings (DC v CSK). Delhi defeated the Superkings by 7 wickets with 8 balls left in their first match. Delhi fast bowler Avesh Khan (Avesh Khan) is very happy after taking the wicket of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni).
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Avesh has termed Dhoni’s wicket as a dream wicket. This young paceer bowled Dhoni in the second match of IPL 2021. Mahi could not even open his account despite playing two balls. Earlier in the year 2018, Avesh missed the wicket of former India captain Dhoni. Then Colin Munro was caught by Dhoni on a ball of charge. Avesh took two wickets for 23 runs in his four-over spell.
Preference over Umesh Yadav
Delhi Capitals preferred this 24-year-old bowler in place of veteran pacer Umesh Yadav in his first match. Avesh took 14 wickets in 5 matches, playing for Madhya Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy this year. Delhi captain Rishabh Pant exuded confidence in the charge and this fast bowler maintained the confidence of his captain. Avesh took two key wickets from Chennai, including the wicket of Faf du Plessis.
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‘There was a plan to pressure Dhoni from the beginning’
Delhi Capitals uploaded a video on their official Twitter handle. In the video Avesh said, ‘Three years ago I dropped the catch of Mahi Bhai (Mahendra Singh Dhoni). But finally this dream came true and now I am very happy. Our plan was to pressure Mahi Bhai from the beginning as he was not playing for a long time. I picked up the wicket due to pressure. ‘
Delhi Capitals will play their second match against Rajasthan Royals on 15 April. The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.