Kings XI Punjab spinner Ravi Bishnoi hailed the influence of head coach Anil Kumble after he and Murugan Ashwin picked up three wickets each to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs in the Indian Premier League.
The Challenger’s batsmen Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Aaron Finch but they were taken out for 109 after Punjab captain KL Rahul’s unbeaten 132 had taken his side to 206 for three wickets in their innings.
Ravi Bishnoi, a 20-year-old Kings XI Punjab spinner told reporters he had learned a lot from the coach Kumble, the former India captain and leg spinner who ranking third on the list of most successful bowlers with 619 wickets.
“He taught me to keep a calm mind and handle situations during the game with a cool head,” He also asked me to stick to my strength and not try too many things.” Kings XI Punjab spinner Ravi Bishnoi said.
Glenn Maxwell, the Australian all-rounder also picked up a wicket with his off-spin bowling as Bangalore lost seven of their 10 wickets to fall to the slow bowlers.
The bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar’s 30 were the highest score for Bangalore, who were all out in 17 overs.
“We had a long camp before the IPL so the preparation was good. Its more about mental preparations, skill levels are almost identical at this level,” said Bishnoi.
“The one who is mentally stronger or braver succeeds. My focus was on not giving away loose deliveries and allows them to attack me.”
“We did not go out to bow thinking we have a target over 200 to defend. Rather we thought we had to defend 180 and the intention was to get them out as soon as we could.”
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