Akash Deep
Akash Deep. (Picture Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Akash Deep has opened up about his stint with the group within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 and likewise revealed how he tried to impress the previous RCB skipper and senior batter Virat Kohli to get an opportunity to play in IPL.

The proper-arm pacer continues to be in his early days as he has performed solely 5 matches in IPL and has scalped the identical quantity of wickets at a mean of 41.0. Akash Deep additionally talked about his time with Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood within the RCB camp and stated that he discovered quite a bit from him and by no means left the Australian pacer alone.

Hailing from a small city in Bihar, the right-arm pacer shifted to Delhi in 2016 to reside along with his elder sister. Akash stayed there for a number of months earlier than a buddy suggested him to come back to Kolkata and play membership cricket. The pacer stated that he obtained match charges for taking part in cricket in Kolkata which was a brand new factor for him.

‘All the pieces is a dream’ – Akash Deep on sharing a dressing room with Virat Kohli

Earlier than becoming a member of RCB, Akash Deep had a protracted dialog with Bengal’s senior batter Manoj Tiwary, who advised him to impress Virat Kohli within the nets.

“Manoj bhaiyya stated, ‘Virat is India’s captain, and if you happen to handle to impress him, you’ll get to play within the IPL subsequent season and may play for India as nicely as a result of you could have all of the substances to turn into a superb quick bowler.’ That was my purpose, and I managed to do nicely within the observe matches and was later picked within the public sale,” Aakash Deep was quoted by the Indian Categorical.

“As a child, after we used to look at the likes of Kohli and Dhoni on TV, I used to assume whether or not I might ever get an opportunity to satisfy them in my life. In my thoughts, they had been like superheroes. And from the place I come from, in my wildest creativeness, I by no means thought that sometime, I might find yourself sharing the dressing room with Kohli. Sab Sapna hai (All the pieces is a dream),” he added.