“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.