Graeme Swann, former England spinner, has heaped high praise on rookie KXIP leg-spinner, Ravi Bishnoi, for not only his skills but also for his ability to stage a comeback despite getting attacked by the more experienced batsman in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League [IPL].
Bishnoi is one of the many Indian youngsters who have impressed with not only their skills but also with their temperament in the ongoing Dream11 IPL 2020.
Bishnoi has thus far registered figures like 0-37 vs MI, 0-34 vs RR [in Sharjah], 3-32 vs RCB, and 1-22 vs DC, but the thing that has impressed most cricket pundits including Graeme Swann is how the youngster staged a comeback during the match RCB after Aaron Finch had taken the attack to him in his first over. Bishnoi responded by knocking over Finch in the next over.
“Ravi Bishnoi’s confidence to come back from an expensive over as a young man who has played just under-19 stuff is brilliant.” Graeme Swann said on Star Sports Connected.
The former English international even joked about ‘stealing’ the talented leg-spinner, adding that England would love to have Ravi Bishnoi in their set-up.
“I have been very very impressed and I am pretty sure that he must have an English grandad or something so that we can steal him. Because we are desperate for a leg-spinner and you guys have so many leg-spinners over here who all play in the IPL.”
‘Ravi Bishnoi, the way he has bowled, he has been outstanding’- Irfan Pathan
Former Indian seam-bowling all-rounder, Irfan Pathan, also heaped high praise on Ravi Bishnoi. Pathan was asked to pick one Indian youngster who has impressed him the most in the ongoing edition of the IPL, and the former seamer went on to pick Bishnpi ahead of Devdutt Padikka, Shivam Mavi and others.
“There have been so many cricketers. Every year you see three or four guys coming up and everyone is taking notice of them. Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Mavi but most impressive for me has been Bishnoi, the way he has bowled, he has been outstanding.” Irfan Pathan said.
“He is not a big turner of the ball but the kind of variations he has, a nice straighter one, the in-dipper, googly which is fantastic. What I like is that in the first game he bowled well. In the second game as soon as he came into bowl Aaron Finch put pressure on him in the Powerplay, took 15 runs out of him but he made a comeback, that was outstanding.” he added.