Madhya Pradesh pacer Avesh Khan has said that his dream of representing the Indian team after he was named in the 16-man squad for the upcoming T20I series against New Zealand which begins on November 17.
Avesh, who had 24 wickets in the IPL, deservingly got a national call-up and received the news after MP’s Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy match against Kerala. Along with Avesh, MP’s Venkatesh Iyer was also named in the Indian squad.
“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,” Avesh, who has 100 first-class wickets, from 27 matches, told PTI Bhasha.
The right-arm speedster credited former cricketers like Amay Khurasiya, Chandrakant Pandit, Devendra Bundela, and Abbas Ali for spotting the talent in him and then guiding him throughout his career.
Ashiq Khan, Avesh’s father recalled how he gave wings to his son’s cricketing dreams.
“My son first got associated with Indore Colts Cricket Club. Then Amay Khurasiya spotted his talent and took him to his own academy. After that he did not look back,” his father remembered.