'Sorry, le nahi paye' - Avesh Khan reveals emotional moment with Rishabh Pant after DC failed to get the pacer in mega auction

‘Sorry, le nahi paye’ – Avesh Khan reveals emotional moment with Rishabh Pant after DC failed to get the pacer in mega auction

Avesh Khan revealed that he will miss Ricky Ponting and company a lot.

Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter/Indian Premier League)

The IPL mega auction just concluded in a successful manner in Bangalore where teams walked away with their favorite picks. Though several players got to reunite with their old teams, many of them had to bid emotional goodbyes to their former franchises. In the same line of events, former Delhi Capitals pacer Avesh Khan got roped in by the newly-formed Lucknow Super Giants for a whopping INR 10 Crore.

Khan revealed his experience of getting bought by the new team and added that he froze for a moment but things were quite normal after a while. He stated that he expected a bid of minimum of seven Crore but couldn’t get the live updates as he was with the Indian contingent on a flight to Kolkata.

“I was on the flight at that time and I had expected I would get at least seven crores. But since I was on the flight and couldn’t watch the auction live, I was feeling a bit nervous thinking which team would pick me and for how much. Upon landing when I got to know that Lucknow bought me for 10 crores, I froze for five seconds. But then things became normal, I was like okay,” said Avesh Khan while speaking to Sportskeeda.

Avesh Khan opens up on a special moment with Rishabh Pant

Avesh later revealed an emotional moment with his former skipper Rishabh Pant and added how he hugged him and apologized for not being able to get him back. The pacer also added that he would miss Ricky Ponting and company and Pant, especially who he had been hanging out with since U19 days.

“I would miss them [Ricky Ponting and Co.] a lot because I had an emotional connect with the Delhi Capitals. After our flight landed in Kolkata, I met Rishabh outside and he held his arms wide open for giving me a hug. He told me, ‘Sorry, le nahin paye’(sorry we couldn’t buy you). Because they weren’t left with a huge purse and had players to buy as well. When I watched the auction later, I saw that they did place a final bid for me at 8.75cr, but Lucknow eventually bid the highest. So, it was a very emotional moment with Rishabh; we have played Under-19 together, we always sit together after matches, hang out together,” Khan added.