IND vs WI: Receiving debut T20I cap from Chahal was special, says Ravi Bishnoi
India defeated West Indies by six wickets in the opening T20I at Eden Gardens on Wednesday, with Ravi Bishnoi’s two-wicket haul and excellent performances from Rohit Sharma (40) and Suryakumar Yadav (34*). Roston Chase and Rovman Powell were both dismissed by Bishnoi throughout the game.
“Everyone has a dream of playing for India. I was excited and nervous when I came to the practice, Rahul Dravid sir welcomed me. And I enjoyed myself with my seniors during the practice sessions. I have to learn a lot and I will strive to do my best for the team,” Bishnoi said in an episode of ‘Chahal TV’.
“When I was presented with my debut cap, I felt really good. I received the cap from Yuzvendra Chahal so it was more special. I got the opportunity so I tried my best to do well for the side. But the planning was to bowl on right line and length. The plan was not to give the batters much room,” he added.
Nicholas Pooran had earlier shined with the bat, scoring 61 runs to assist West Indies reach 157/7. Ravi Bishnoi and Harshal Patel each took two wickets for India.
India has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The second T20I will be played at the same venue on Friday.