“Everyone was waiting to see this”, Ravi Bishnoi Praises Jasprit Bumrah

Ravi Bishnoi Praises Jasprit Bumrah on 1st T20I against Ireland
Jasprit Bumrah (image: BCCI)

Jasprit Bumrah had made his comeback to the India side for India’s tour of Ireland after his long last injury. He has impressed the cricket world with his performance in the 1st T20I against Ireland.

Ravi Bishnoi Praises Jasprit Bumrah on 1st T20I vs IRE

Jasprit Bumrah-led India side had won the 1st T20I against Ireland at The Village, Dublin on August 18. Bumrah scalped two wickets giving 24 runs in four overs. He was awarded a Player of the Match after the match.

Batting first Ireland had scored 139 runs losing seven wickets. Curtis Campher had scored 39 runs and Barry McCarthy had scored 51 runs. Prasidh and Ravi Bishnoi scalped two wickets each.

But rain interrupted and by using the DLS method, India is declared as winner with 2 runs. Bishnoi was also impressed by Jasprit Bumrah’s performance in the innings. He said he was impressed by the pacer after his comeback from injury.

“It was his first match after nearly 11 months. The first ball he bowled was on the legs but after that, the five ball he bowled was so good to see. Everyone was waiting for this Bumrah and it was so good to see him back in his rhythm,” Bishnoi said at the post-match press conference.

“The type of bowler he is, the whole world has seen his bowling. His first delivery didn’t work out but the five balls after that was fun to watch. Everyone was waiting to see this Bumrah, and it was fun to watch him bowl,” added Bishnoi.

“We were a bit unfortunate that the match was curtailed by the rain. Overall, we have played good cricket. We bowled really well and got a good start from our openers as well. If not for those wickets, we lost in the last over, we might have been in a very good condition,” Bishnoi said.

“We won the toss and we got that advantage. If they would have won (toss) the advantage would have been with them. Toss always plays a crucial factor in such conditions. Today we were lucky,” he added.

Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi(Image: BCCI)

On Ireland being defensive against him, the leg-spinner said: “It must be their gameplay. But I was bowling aggressively and was trying to pick more wickets.” Bishnoi, who plays for Lucknow Supergiants in the Indian Premier League, was also part of the white-ball squad in the recently-concluded tour of the West Indies.

“There is lot to learn. I was in West Indies for the five-match series, I played in one match and didn’t play the rest four. But I was ready that whenever I will get a chance I will give my 100 per cent. I was ready for that opportunity.”

“It depends upon the team situation. you can’t go with your own theory, a lot depends upon what the captain is saying, what the game situation is,” he concluded.

India and Ireland will be playing their 2nd T20I on August 20, 2023, at The Village, Dublin. After the series, India will be aiming for Asia Cup 2023 which is scheduled to start on August 30, 2023 which is set to be hosted by Sri Lanka and Pakistan.