Axar Patel reveals how fast bowler Avesh Khan’s crucial advice in the 49th over helped him plan his attack in the final over. Photo: ScreenGrab/BCCI
- Team India’s all-rounder Axar Patel revealed, what advice did Avesh Khan give him?
- Patel said that Avesh’s advice helped him plan the final over and it worked wonders
- India won the second ODI by two wickets in which Patel remained unbeaten on 64 (35).
Team India’s all-rounder Axar Patel had a star-making outing with the bat in the second ODI against West Indies as he not only scored his maiden fifty in the 50-over format but also achieved his career-best score at the international level. Cricket, so far. Patel remained unbeaten on 64 off 35 balls as he hit a six in the final over to help India get home with few balls to spare.
The equation was in India’s favor in the final over with only eight runs and even though the Men in Blue had lost 8 wickets, Patel was not worried about part-time Kyle Meyers getting the ball in hand.
Patel revealed that pacer Avesh Khan had given him the idea in the last over before he was dismissed. Patel said Avesh used his mind, his advice worked wonders in the end. While talking to Yuzvendra Chahal on Chahal TV, Patel said, “When I was batting in the 49th over, Avesh Bhaiya did the mind lag (Avesh Bhaiya used his head) and told me, ‘Look, his The three main bowlers have completed their quota of 10 overs. So I played that over without any risk as I knew the last over would be bowled by a part-timer [Kyle Mayers] He missed the length and I took advantage of it.”
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Patel mentioned that when he went to bat he was discussing with Deepak Hooda that the required rate of around 10 was not too tough and teams have won in the IPL from similar scenarios in the past, especially because of their Just take a risk in every over and the runs will come.
“We just focused on our intention and didn’t focus too much on the equation or the pitch. We just needed to take one risk per over and that’s what we kept doing,” he said.
India took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series with a two-wicket win with one match left.