New Delhi. Fast bowler Avesh Khan, who came into the limelight with his accurate yorkers and excellent bowling in IPL 2021, has been working hard on this ball since the beginning of his career and practices for hours by keeping a bottle or shoe to bring ‘perfection’ in it. Avesh’s fellow bowler Enrique Norcia, who has so far taken 18 wickets in 11 matches for the Capitals in the current season of IPL, recently said that the art of bowling accurate yorkers will have to be learned from this young fast bowler. One of the most successful players, this Indore fast bowler said in an interview given to Bhasha from UAE, ‘I definitely bowl 10-12 yorkers while practicing. A yorker is a ball on which mastery comes from practice. I put the ball with a bottle or shoes and if the ball hits it, then my confidence increases and perfection comes.
He said, ‘Yorker is a wicket-taking ball. It is important to put it under pressure because it is the only ball that can avoid getting hit . The new batsman does not expect that he will get the yorker as soon as he comes but I will bowl. Regarding his performance in this season of IPL, he said, ‘It has been a very good journey. I have always played cricket as a hobby or passion and never thought that I would play cricket at such a high level. Always used to play cricket with tennis ball in Indore. He said, ‘Though I have been playing IPL for four to five years, but this year the performance has been special. Of the team as well as mine and I will try to maintain the rhythm.
Learned a lot from Rabada-Norkea
The charge along with South Africa ‘s Kagiso Rabada and Norkea make Delhi ‘s pace attack very strong which has also proved to be the key to the team ‘s success . On the experience of bowling with Rabada and Norkea, he said, “I have learned a lot from both of them. Whenever either of these two bowls the first over, I ask them how the pitch is and which ball is more effective or what else they can do. How to bowl which batsman. There is a lot of talk on the field and our focus remains on doing well as a unit.
Influenced by Dale Steyn of South Africa and Mohammed Shami of India , Avesh has no role models but tries to learn something from everyone . He also described the contribution of Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting in his career as very special. He said, ‘This is the fourth year with Ricky sir and all I can say is that he is a great cricketer as well as a great coach. He talks more on the mental aspect. When he talks in the dressing room, he gets goosebumps. We can talk to them about anything. The praise received from Ponting after taking three wickets in the last match is special for him. He said, ‘Earlier he used to say that I am an anonymous hero, but after the last match he said that you are no longer anonymous. This is a big deal for me.