Tuesday, March 21, 2023

‘Not grumbling or giving reasons. It’s reality’: India star ends quiet with profound tirade subsequent to being dropped

The Team India star lost his place in the side in October last year, and has since put consistent performances in the Ranji Trophy.

Team India had an impressive start to 2023; the side registered limited-overs series wins against Sri Lanka and New Zealand, and further clean-swept the latter in the ODIs. Moreover, the Indian T20I team was led by all-rounder Hardik Pandya in the absence of stalwarts Rohit Sharma as well as Virat Kohli, with many speculating that it might be a start of new era for India in the shortest format of the game.

While many other players like Mohammed Siraj (rest) and Jasprit Bumrah (injury) weren’t a part of the side in T20Is, there is one pacer who has gone out-of-favour with the side after being forced to miss key matches in the Asia Cup due to fever-related illness – Avesh Khan. While Avesh failed to break into the T20I XI since then, his last appearance for the side in ODIs came against South Africa in October.

The 26-year-old pacer, who enjoyed an impressive outing with Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League last year, has since been a regular feature for Madhya Pradesh in domestic tournaments. He is the side’s highest wicket-taker in the ongoing edition of the Ranji Trophy so far, with 36 dismissals to his name in seven matches.

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