IPL 2021: The Indian Premier League over the years has provided a platform for domestic talents to rub shoulders with the best in the business otherwise. On Tuesday, a fanboy moment caught the attention of fans after Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians in Chennai.
DC bowler Avesh Khan, who has been impressive form this season asked MI skipper Rohit Sharma for an autograph on his jersey. A large-hearted Rohit Sharma did not think twice as he obliged.
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 20, 2021
Avesh would be hoping that he can hone his skills during the IPL and take his game to the next level.
This season Avesh grabbed the spotlight straightaway when he dismissed CSK skipper MS Dhoni for a duck in their season opener. The pacer picked up a couple of important wickets and conceded 15 runs in two overs as Amit Mishra did the rest. Mishra – the veteran – picked up four wickets to leave MI in tatters. All MI could post was 137 for nine in 20 overs.
It did not prove to be a winning total as the Capitals won the match comfortably by six wickets. Orange Cap holder Shikhar Dhawan came up with the goods with the bat to help Capitals win their first match at Chennai this season.
Meanwhile, Mumbai would like to bounce back to winning ways when they lock horns with Punjab Kings on April 23.
DC vs MI in IPL 2021: Amit Mishra becomes only Indian with most 4-wicket hauls
Ahead of the IPL 2021 Auctions, when Delhi Capitals decided to retain 38-year-old Amit Mishra, many raised eyebrows. Many considered him old for the T20 format, despite returning with three wickets from IPL 2020 in three matches.
Last night, against Mumbai Indians, the veteran leg-spinner proved his doubters wrong once again. His 4/24 in four overs left Mumbai struggling at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
With that, he also achieved the feat of most four-wicket hauls by any Indian bowler. With four 4-wicket hauls, he is behind Sunil Narine and Lasith Malinga on the list.
IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma gifts signed jersey to fanboy Avesh Khan- Check pics