New DelhiEvery kid who aspires to become a cricketer in India wants to play in the national team. Believe me, when this dream of his is fulfilled then it is the most special day of his life. Something similar happened with India’s young bowler. He has been included in the Indian T20 squad for the three-match series against New Zealand. When his dream came true, he went straight to his guru Amay Khurasia from the airport to seek blessings. Aashiq Khan, the fast bowler’s father, told about this, ‘When Aavesh returned to Indore after three months today (Wednesday) morning, we reached Khurasia’s house straight from the airport and my son took his blessings.’ Aashiq Khan remembers how his son’s dreams got wings. He told, ‘My son first joined Indore Colts Cricket Club. Then Amay Khurasia, recognizing his talent, selected him for training in his cricket academy. After that he did not look back. Let us inform that Amay Khurasia played 12 ODIs for India. Interestingly, he had cleared the IAS exam even before debuting for the Indian cricket team. Amidst the celebration, Khan said, “It is the dream of every cricketer to play for his country and he works hard to make that dream a reality.” This dream of mine has now come true. Khan said that he had done well in the previous domestic competitions and in the IPL which helped him earn a place in the Indian team. It is worth noting that along with Avesh Khan, Indore all-rounder cricketer Venkatesh Iyer (26) has also made it to the Indian T20 squad for the three-match series against New Zealand.
The 16-man Indian squad for the T20I series against New Zealand is as follows:
Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar , Harshal Patel and Mohammad Siraj.
[Attribution to NBT]