Khaleel Ahmed, a fast bowler for the Delhi Capitals, said he is ten times better now than when he played for India. On April 1, 2023, Delhi Capitals will play Lucknow Super Giants in their first Indian Premier League game.
Ahmed said he is a much-improved bowler than when he played for India and can read the game better now. Ahmed played his first game for India in the 2018 Asia Cup. He went on to take 28 wickets for India in 25 games of all types.
“I wasn’t that good when I played for India. I believe I’m a better bowler now, but I’m not in the Indian team. I can bowl ten times better than when I played for India. I can read the game better, and I can read the batsman better,” said Ahmed.
Speaking about criticism leveled at him by former cricketers, Ahmed said the comments did affect him as he was young and emotional at that time. Krishnamachari Srikkanth, a former Indian cricketer, had been told that Ahmed didn’t belong on the Indian team.
“I saw this in the media, and it hurt me. I believed that I was likewise a player from India. I was exceptionally youthful and close to home. I saw it as how I could work on myself,” Ahmed added.
The 25-year-old said external remarks no longer influence him as he centers around following his interaction and disregarding all the outside commotion, whether fortunate or unfortunate.
“At present, these things don’t make any difference to me. I have discovered that following your cycle is the most significant. I center around following a solid eating routine and my training. I know what others are talking about me, but it doesn’t make any difference. Said Ahmed.
Ahmed got 16 wickets in 10 matches in IPL 2022 and will be hoping to imitate his structure with the ball in the 2023 version of the competition.