Was a bit nervous, but Rohit bhai and Rahul Dravid sir calmed me: Avesh Khan on T20I debut

It was a nice feeling. Every player has a dream to play for India and my dream got fulfilled today (Feb 20), Avesh said after his debut game.

Published: 21st February 2022 12:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2022 12:52 PM   |  A+A-

Avesh Khan T20I debut

Indian cricketer Avesh Khan after receiving his maiden T20I cap (Photo | Twitter, BCCI)


KOLKATA: Fast bowler Avesh Khan admitted that he had butterflies in his stomach when he learnt that he is going to make his debut against the West Indies in the third and final T20 but support and comforting words from skipper Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid calmed him down.

Although Avesh failed to make an impact in his T20 debut, conceding 42 runs from his four overs, India defeated West Indies by 17 runs to complete a series clean sweep on Sunday.

"Nervousness is bound to happen. When I got to learn that I am playing, making my debut I was a little nervous because the thing for which I have been working hard was finally going to get fulfilled," Avesh told team-mate, Venkatesh Iyer, in a chat published on BCCI TV.

"Rohit bhai (Rohit Sharma) backed me, Rahul sir (Dravid) told me to enjoy my debut game. This day is not going to come back again and I just enjoyed."

Having achieved his first goal, the 25-year-old right-arm pacer now wants to serve Indian cricket for a long time.

"It was a nice feeling. Every player has a dream to play for India and my dream got fulfilled today (Sunday). I am feeling very good. I enjoyed the moment, the entire match and we won the match as well," Avesh said.

"I will try to serve the Indian team as much as possible."


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