Digital Desk, Kolkata. Leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi revealed that his plan was to bowl the right line and length in his debut match for India. Bishnoi made a dream entry in international cricket on Wednesday, conceding just 17 runs in his quota of four overs, taking the wickets of Roston Chase and Rovman Powell in the same over.
Bishnoi’s scintillating performance formed the basis of India’s six-wicket win over West Indies and earned him the player of the match award. Bishnoi is the first player from India’s 2020 batch in the Under-19 World Cup, to debut in India’s senior team.
The BCCI uploaded a video on Thursday, in which Bishnoi explained that the plan was to bowl on the right line and length. The plan was not to give the batsmen much space, because when they opened their hands, they would hit the shots. Bishnoi, in conversation with senior leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, said that they (West Indies) are one of the best teams in T20s and the plan was to bowl stump-to-stump and not give much room.
Before the match started, Bishnoi received his T20 cap from Chahal, who was a senior leg-spinner. Bishnoi said, “When I got my first cap, I really liked it. It was like a dream come true and it felt better when I got the cap from Yuzvendra Chahal. Everyone dreams of playing for India and when I got a chance to play, I tried to play to the best of my ability.
Bishnoi, 21, also revealed how he was greeted by the Indian team, especially head coach Rahul Dravid. He said, playing for India is everyone’s dream with me. When I got into practice on the first day I was excited and nervous. I loved it when Rahul Dravid sir welcomed me into the team.
He further added, “I enjoyed myself with my senior players during practice and net sessions, everyone gave good feedback and supported me to do better in those little things.” I have a lot to learn and I will try to do my best to make the team win.