IPL 2020 : IPL will bring 2 crore in Ravi Bishnoi’s pocket, but he ‘wants Steve Smith’s wicket’ too

He is merely 20 year old. But the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) starting on 19th Sep will change Ravi Bishnoi’s fortunes completely. Bishnoi will be playing for KingsXI Punjab in IPL 2020 and will earn cool 2Crores for the effort. 
 
But India’s under 19 world cup highest wicket-taker is not satisfied. He is also targeting a prized wicket of Steve Smith of Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020. 
 

“I will take whatever comes. But yes, I would like to get Steve Smith out. He is the No1 Test batsmen and he plays spin very well.”, he told Hindustan Times. 

Bishnoi was picked for 2Crores in the IPL auctions in Nov2019. At one of time, he was losing complete hope on whether IPL will be conducted this season or not as his debut in the world’s most lucrative was in doubt. Bishnoi watched lots of IPL reruns during the lockdown to get over the negativity and to learn.

“Earlier, I watched for enjoyment. Now I look at which player is performing and how, his strengths and weakness, how the bowler is delivering, which areas is he hitting. I watch the matches a lot more closely, and think of what I would have done differently, in the same situation. This will help me.” 

 

IPL 2020 : Bishnoi learning from Kumble on how to vary pace of the deliveries 

Bishnoi as revealed in past idolizes Shane Warne. But his bowling action is completely different to the way Australian legend use to bowl. Bishnoi’s long run-up reminds of Anil Kumble who incidentally also is his Head Coach in KingsXI Punjab team. Mastering the flippers and how to vary pace of the deliveries is what Bishnoi wants to learn from during his IPL stint. 

“So far, my talks with him have been on reading match situations, because the stage is going up a notch. To try and hit areas that would work better,” he says. “I have been working on my leg spinners and varying the pace of my deliveries. I will use the googly when the need arises.”, he told HT. 

The wickets in UAE will surely support the bowling style of Bishnoi. But for the place in the playingXI, he will be competing against leggie Murugan Ashwin.
KingsXI play their first game against Delhi Capitals in Dubai on Sep 20th and Bishnoi is looking forward to make his IPL DEBUT with this game.
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