Ian Bishop shares heartwarming story of Delhi Capitals batter Rovman Powell
By SMCS - Apr 29, 2022 3:00 pm
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Former West Indies pace bowler Ian Bishop has shared a heart touching story about Delhi Capitals (DC) batter Rovman Powell. He also recalled that the cricketer promised his mother he would take them out of poverty when he was young. However, the veteran shared this after Powell played a crucial cameo of 33* off 16 balls to help Delhi Capitals chase down 147 against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.

Delhi Capitals (DC)
Delhi Capitals (DC)

While praising him, Bishop explained that a lot of people want to see him successful as they are aware of his immense struggle while growing up. Speaking on ESPNcricinfo, the former pacer said: “If anyone has the opportunity of 10 minutes to spare, go and look at Rovman Powell’s life story – a video on YouTube. You will see why so many people, including me, are happy that this guy has gotten a taste of the IPL. He has come from humble beginnings. He promised his mom that he will take them out of poverty when he was still in secondary school. He is living that dream to do that. Great story.”

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Born in the Bannister District of Old Harbor in Jamaica, Rovman Powell, along with his single mother and younger sister, had to face a lot of struggles in his initial days. A documentary produced by the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in 2020 shares his journey too. However, Powell had a poor start to his IPL 2022 season, but he found his form with his 15-ball 36 against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a losing cause as well.

“I was trying to think back about his hundred against Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali in the Caribbean. He averaged 43 against India with these same spinners in India last February. He has improved a lot, is very good against seam and shows a great temperament.”

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Delhi Capitals (DC)

Meanwhile, sharing his views on the West Indies smasher, former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori added that DC could utilize Rovman Powell better by sending him up in the order.

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“I think Powell can sneak up that order. There is no reason why he cannot get in ahead of someone like a Lalit Yadav. The 28-year-old came into bat at No. 6 on Thursday. In Delhi’s previous match against RR, he was sent in at No. 8. Overall, tonight (Thursday) was only about the win. I don’t think they will debrief too many things that happened in the game. They’ll just enjoy the win. Desperate win for Delhi as they just struggled their way through. They got a couple of cameos here and there and a couple of stumbling moments through those middle stages. Rovman Powell, in the end, just took the game away from them (KKR),” he said.