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India vs West Indies: Really a dream come true, says Ravi Bishnoi

‘I never thought I would get the Man-of-the-Match award in my very first game for India’
Ravi Bishnoi.
Ravi Bishnoi.
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Sayak Banerjee   |   Calcutta   |   Published 17.02.22, 02:47 AM

Leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi acknowledged getting the Man-of-the-Match award on his India debut was a “dream come true”.

The 21-year-old’s bowling in the first T20I at Eden Gardens on Wednesday was instrumental in restricting the West Indies to a sub-160 total and, importantly, denying them some crucial 15-20 runs that could have made the difference.

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“The nerves are settled now. I feel very good with such a performance, as it’s everyone’s dream to play for India.

“I never thought I would get the Man-of-the-Match award in my very first game for India, so it’s really a dream come true,” the youngster, who had impressed in the last two IPLs for Punjab Kings, said at the post-match presentation.

Talking about his strengths, Bishnoi said: “My strength is the length that I try to hit. I was just focusing on that.”

Bishnoi also had to counter the dew, something he hadn’t experienced earlier.  That Bishnoi has a promising future was emphasised by captain Rohit Sharma.

“He can bowl anywhere, from the Powerplay to the back-end of the innings as well, and gives us options to rotate other bowlers. It’s just about us now, how we utilise him,” Rohit said.



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