Former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth is covering the Indian Premier League this season in the capacity of a Tamil commentator and has stated that he is very impressed by the plethora of young local fast bowling talents that are on the show.
Writing in his column for TOI, Srikkanth expressed, “A matter of joy is some of the unheralded Indian bowlers catching the eye with impressive performances in this IPL. Among them, Avesh Khan with his raw pace and disconcerting bounce and Shivam Mavi with his fluid action and nice rhythm, have impressed me the most,”
“The numbers might not stack up favourably for this duo, yet if moulded properly, they can serve Indian cricket well for a long time, in all formats. Even in a run-filled game in Pune, Avesh proved his mettle by hitting the bat high and hard. To hurry class batsmen with pace is a rare quality and bowling fast is an art that can hardly be taught,”
Shivam Mavi with his pace and Avesh Khan with his terrific length have impressed everyone.