Avesh Khan was spot on after making a comeback to the playing XI against Kolkata Knight Riders. The Indian pacer, who has been a revelation in the Indian Premier League in the last two seasons, took three wickets, including the prize scalp of Andre Russell, to contribute to Lucknow Super Giants’ win by 75 runs.
He was named the Man of the Match for bowling a match-winning spell. Avesh conceded just 19 runs in his spell of three overs. When asked to opine on his bowling against the two-time champions, Avesh gave credit to his father, Gautam Gambhir, and captain KL Rahul.
“I knew Andre Russell doesn’t play hard length well, and that was our plan against him. I am grateful to my father, Gautam bhai, and KL Rahul for motivating and believing in me.”
With 8 wins in IPL 2022, the Lucknow Super Giants have climbed to the number one spot in the points table.