Ravi Bishnoi thanks Rohit Sharma for giving security to players, says this about Virat Kohli

Published - 11 Mar 2024, 06:36 PM | Updated - 11 Mar 2024, 07:02 PM

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Indian spinner Ravi Bishnoi is still very new to playing international cricket. He made his T20I debut in 2022 and played his last T20I in the series against Afghanistan in Bengaluru. He has played just one ODI match so far and is yet to play Test cricket for India.

He was retained by Lucknow Super Giants ahead of IPL 2024 and is gearing up to play another season for the franchise. He played his first two seasons for Punjab Kings, picking up 24 wickets. In the last two seasons for the Lucknow Super Giants, Bishnoi has picked up 29 wickets taking his wickets tally to 53 in 52 games.

Making his T20I debut in February 2022, Bishnoi has already played in 24 T20Is for India. He has performed for the team across conditions and looks like a guaranteed selection for the T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA and the Caribbean.

In his recent interaction with SpotsTak, the Indian spinner shared his thoughts on playing alongside the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. He said that playing alongside these legends after watching them on television is a great thing for him.

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Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Are Legends: Ravi Bishnoi

“Sharing dressing room with Virat Kohli bhaiya and Rohit Sharma bhaiya is big thing for me. The Legends when I used to watch them on TV & when Rohit bhaiya & Virat bhaiya appreciates you and telling you you bowled well, it’s big thing & very special for me” said Bishnoi.

Bishnoi particularly spoke on Rohit Sharma as he has played under his captaincy throughout his brief international career. He spoke about how he has been backed to the hilt by the Indian skipper.

“Rohit bhaiya always backs players and he gives full freedom – gives that security that a player needs. Play your natural game, I am there for you & don’t take any pressure” said the leggie.

Bishnoi has been the go-to spinner for India in T20I cricket. He has well and truly replaced Yuzvendra Chahal who was always a go-to spinner for Virat Kohli during his captaincy days with Team India.

Bishnoi topped the ICC T0I rankings after India’s T20I series win against Australia after the ODI World Cup. He is currently ranked fifth in the T20I rankings.

“I debuted on February 15 and the journey has had its ups and downs but the last 1-1.5 years have been good since I got to play some good games, played in the Asian Games and Asia Cup as well,” Bishnoi said after becoming the new World number one T20I bowler.

“It has been that I got opportunities and when I do I hope to play well. This is more of the efforts from the last five years coming to fruition. Now after that, it has been good so far and I am enjoying it,” he further said.

Bishnoi will return to action for Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2024. Having played for the franchise in the last two seasons, he has become a very dependable bowler for KL Rahul and can bowl well in the middle overs.

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