Young Indian leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi, while talking about getting picked by the new Lucknow franchise for Indian Premier League 2022 ahead of the mega auction said “it’s a proud moment for me, my coaches and family”.
The 2022 edition of the IPL will be a 10-team tournament as two new teams – Ahmedabad owned by CVC Capital and Lucknow owned by RPSG Group– are set to join the mega auction.
The teams have already revealed their draft picks ahead of the upcoming mega auction. Ahmedabad included Hardik Pandya (Rs 15 crore), Rashid Khan (Rs 15 crore), and Shubman Gill (Rs 8 crore) in their team.
Meanwhile, Lucknow picked KL Rahul (Rs 17 crore), Marcus Stoinis (Rs 9.2 crore), and Ravi Bishnoi (Rs 4 crore) in their team.
Ravi Bishnoi, who was picked by Punjab Kings at the 2020 IPL auction for INR 2 crore, feels that former Punjab Kings captain, KL Rahul, would have suggested his name to the Lucknow franchise management.
“It’s a proud moment for me, my coaches and family as I am one of those few players among the world’s best picked by the franchise before the mega auction.
“Aur mereko lagta hain Rahul Bhai ne bola hoga mere liye (I have a feeling Rahul must have suggested my name to the Lucknow franchise management). Now my focus is on doing even better for my new IPL team and helping them win games,” Ravi Bishnoi said.
I have received immense backing both from captain Rahul Bhai and Anil Kumble sir – Ravi Bishnoi
The 21-year-old leg-spinner further said that he has received immense backing from Anil Kumble and KL Rahul during his stint with Punjab Kings.
“I was given an opportunity to play in the very first season I was picked by the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in 2020. Throughout my two-year stint with them.
“I have received immense backing both from captain Rahul Bhai and Anil Kumble sir (the director of cricket operations for PBKS). It was a big exposure for me as a youngster and it added to my confidence as a bowler,” he added.
Ravi Bishnoi also feels that it would be easy for him to adjust to the Lucknow franchise as the team will be led by KL Rahul.
“With Rahul Bhai leading Lucknow, I feel it will be easier for me to adjust in the new team as I have already played under him,” he further added.
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