IND vs WI: Was nervous at start, winning MoM is dream come true for me, says Ravi Bishnoi
IND vs WI: India spinner Ravi Bishnoi has said that he was nervous during his maiden T20I, but his aim was always to perform his best for the Men in Blue.
India defeated West Indies by six wickets in the opening T20I at Eden Gardens on Wednesday, with Ravi Bishnoi’s two-wicket haul and quality performances from Rohit Sharma (40) and Suryakumar Yadav (34*).
“Feeling better now. It’s a dream to play for India and it felt good. I was nervous at the start but wanted to contribute for the team as we know West Indies is one of the strongest teams in T20 cricket. It’s slightly a challenge to grip the ball when there’s dew. I never thought about this (winning the MoM). But it’s a dream come true moment for me,” said Bishnoi during the post-match presentation.
Suryakumar (34*) and Venkatesh Iyer (24*) clinched India’s victory by six wickets with seven balls to spare.
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.