Ian Bishop, a former West Indies fast bowler, has told a poignant story about Delhi Capitals batsman Rovman Powell. When he was in high school, the cricketer told his mother and said he would help them get out of poverty.
The 28-year-old contribution of 33* off 16 balls in the 41st match of the IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday helped DC chase down 147 against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
Powell, along with his single mother and younger sister, grew up in the Bannister District of Old Harbor, Jamaica, and encountered many challenges. His poignant rags-to-riches story will be told in a documentary produced by the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in 2020.
Changing the subject to the cricketer’s batting, Bishop stated that he is more than a competent player, adding:
“I was trying to recall his century in the Caribbean versus Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali.” Last February, he averaged 43 against India with these same spinners. He’s come a long way, is extremely good against the seam, and has a nice demeanor.”
‘He has come from humble beginnings’: Ian Bishop
Ian Bishop added that many individuals would like him to achieve since they know what he has gone through as a child. The legendary speedster, speaking to ESPNcricinfo, said:
“If somebody has ten minutes left, watch Rovman Powell’s life narrative, which is available on YouTube. You’ll understand why people, myself included, are ecstatic that he’s had a flavor of the IPL. He was born into a poor family.”
“When he was still in secondary school, he promised his mother that he would help them get out of poverty. He is living his ambition of being able to do so. “Wonderful story.” Ian Bishop said.
Powell’s IPL 2022 campaign got off to a rough start, with the best score of 20 during his first five games for DC, and that included two ducks. In a losing effort, he regained his rhythm with a 15-ball 36 against the Rajasthan Royals (RR).