Currently, with the Lucknow Super Giants for IPL 2022, Avesh recalled how Ricky Ponting helped him.

Indian Premier League has shaped the careers of a lot of Indian players. Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya came to the limelight after their brilliant performances in the Indian Premier League.

Rohit Sharma is another player whose captaincy skills improve in the cash-rich league, and he is leading India across formats at the moment.

Avesh Khan made an impact in the last season of the Indian Premier League, finishing with 24 wickets. Currently, with the Lucknow Super Giants for IPL 2022, Avesh recalled how Ricky Ponting helped him.

“Ahead of my first match for Delhi Capitals, Ricky Ponting put his arms around my shoulder and said, ‘One day you will play for India. This is your time. You have to prove yourself because you have been with Delhi for the last four years.’ He has always backed me, and I was able to bowl well in the league,” Avesh told Boria Majumdar on the show ‘Backstage with Boria.

He bowled with variation, and the batters found him tough to face in the 14th season. “I believe in hard work, and all I need was an opportunity to prove myself because as a player if you play in the team from the first match itself, you become its main player,” he added.

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