Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) pacer Avesh Khan has dedicated his match-winning performance in the IPL 2022 encounter against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to his mother, who is currently in hospital. He has registered the figure of four for 24 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Monday. Having started with the dismissals of Kane Williamson and Abhishek Sharma, he removed Nicholas Pooran and Abdul Samad at the death of consecutive deliveries. And, because of his brilliant spell, SRH failed to chase down 170, losing the match by 12 runs.
In an interaction with Deepak Hooda in a video uploaded to IPLT20.COM, the pacer said: “I would like to dedicate this performance to my mother, who is currently hospitalized. I got a lot of support from there as well. As soon as the match finished, I called her up and interacted on video call. I asked her if she is okay. With God’s grace, she is fine. I want to dedicate this (performance) to my mother.”
LSG batted first after losing the toss. They too lost three early wickets but recovered well from 27 for three to reach 169 for seven, courtesy of the fifties from Deepak Hooda and the captain KL Rahul. Meanwhile, apart from Avesh Khan, pace bowler Jason Holder (3/34) and left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya (2/27) also did well.
While giving the credit to Deepak Hooda for his inputs, Avesh Khan told the all-rounder: “During the innings break, you informed me that the ball doesn’t bounce here as much as it does on red soil. I kept that thing in mind. And you told me there is sticky bounce. So I kept varying the pace and got Williamson’s wicket.”