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IND vs SA: ‘He Has a Big Heart to Bowl The Difficult Overs’

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir heaped reward on younger pacer Avesh Khan and suggested him to not concentrate on the IPL solely. Avesh, who labored below Gambhir’s steering in IPL 2022 for Lucknow Super Giants, was the one saving grace for India within the bowling division on Thursday within the first T20I towards South Africa. He was the one Indian bowler who completed the match with an financial system fee under 9, nonetheless, he did not take any wicket.

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Gambhir talked extremely of Avesh and mentioned he has a giant coronary heart to take the duty of bowling essential overs.

“This bowler has a lot of talent, he has pace, a big heart to bowl the difficult overs. But I will want to see him improve further in every match. He is a young bowler, only the IPL should not be his goal, the T20 World Cup is coming ahead,” he added.

Avesh was picked over younger Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh within the enjoying XI for the opening match of the collection. The younger pacer has solely performed three matches for India to date and is in competition to get a spot within the T20 World Cup squad later this yr.

Gambhir mentioned that the 25-year-old has the starvation to be taught new issues and the flexibility to characterize India in all three codecs if he continues to work exhausting.

“He has the attitude that a fast bowler should have and the most important thing is that he is still young and wants to learn. If he continues to work hard, he can become an excellent bowler, not only in T20s but in all three formats,” he added.

Gambhir additional emphasised on why an additional tempo helped the bowler to execute his plans in all of the phases of the sport from powerplay to the slog overs.

“That ability comes with pace. If you have the pace, then you feel confident in all three phases. We have seen a lot of bowlers who do not have the pace that Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna and Jasprit Bumrah have, then you have to give them the extra protection.”

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Gambhir labored with Avesh very intently at LSG the place he confronted some competitors throughout the squad as Mohsin Khan was the opposite pacer who additionally impressed many throughout his debut season of IPL.

“It is a good thing if one player pushes the other, then you can bring out a better performance from the other player, which you want. Your squad is a good one when every player is pushed, the other player comes and pushes you and Mohsin Khan did that exceptionally well,” he mentioned.

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