Young and talented Team India leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi said that everyone was happy to see pacer Jasprit Bumrah back and bowling in a good rhythm after a long Bumrah won the Player of the Match on his comeback to international cricket for his figures of 2/24 as India beat Ireland by 2 runs (DLS method) in a rain-curtailed first T20I in Dublin on Friday, August 18 as well.
Talking about Bumrah’s comeback performance, Bishnoi said: “It was his first match nearly after 11 months. First ball he bowled was on the legs, but after that the five balls he bowled was so good to see. Everyone was waiting for this Bumrah and it was so good to see him back in his rhythm. We were a bit unfortunate that the match was curtailed by the rain. Overall, we have played good cricket. We bowled really well and got good start from our openers as well. If not for those wickets, we lost in the last over, we might have been in a very good condition.”
However, India openers Yashasvi Jaiswal (24) and Ruturaj Gaikwad (19) again added 46 in the chase before Craig Young dismissed Jaiswal and Tilak Varma (0) off consecutive deliveries. Apart from Jasprit Bumrah, pace bowler Prasidh Krishna and Bishnoi himself picked up two scalps each. The leg-spinner registered figures of 2/23, while also getting the big wickets of Paul Stirling (11) and Mark Adair (16) as well.
“It must be their game play. But I was bowling aggressively and was trying to pick more wickets. I was in West Indies for the five-match series, I played in one match and didn’t played the rest four. But I was ready that whenever I will get a chance I will give my 100 per cent. I was ready for that opportunity,” Ravi Bishnoi said.