Young Indian leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi has been witnessing a dream run in his cricketing career and now he has received his maiden India call-up for both ODIs and T20Is. Earlier this week he was picked by Lucknow Super Giants, the new franchise owned by the RPSG Group, for IPL 2022. After getting named in the India squad for the upcoming home series against West Indies, Bishnoi has been going through a surreal feeling for him.
Ravi Bishnoi, who played under Anil Kumble’s guidance at Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL), recalled how the legendary spinner helped him along the way. Bishnoi remembers Anil Kumble’s advice on how to execute his plans freely and hopes to follow them. Bishnoi has managed to scalp 24 wickets in 23 IPL games and maintained a miserly economy rate of 6.95 runs per over for the Punjab Kings in two seasons.
During a recent chat with Sportstar, Ravi Bishnoi said, “I have learned a lot from Anil sir, and those lessons have helped me to become a better cricketer. He would always guide me on how to back myself and never lose hope under pressure. Those things were of immense help. He always told me to play to my strengths. The advice was that I should stick to my basics and just execute the plans. There was no experiment. He gave me the confidence to play freely.”
Ravi Bishnoi said that he was waiting as well as preparing himself for whenever an opportunity come on his way and he hoped to grab his chance.
Elaborating the same, Ravi Bishnoi said, “I was waiting for my opportunity. I was preparing myself for the big league and was keeping myself ready so that I can give my hundred percent whenever an opportunity comes my way. My only aim was to keep performing and then wait for my turn.”
He further added, “With Rahul bhaiya (KL Rahul) leading the team, it will be easier for me to adjust since I have already played under him in Punjab. It is a great opportunity for me to be among the few players to be picked by the franchise before the auction. I want to contribute my best to the team.”