Punjab Kings (PBKS) head coach Anil Campbell praised 20-year-old rotating team Ravi Bishnoy, who rocked the Batsmans of Indian Mumbai (Michigan) and took two key scalps in nine careers against the defending Indian Premier League (IPL) champions on Friday.
In a low-scoring game, MI could only put 131 for six on the board. Punjab Kings finished the match at 17.4 with a skipper KL Rahul scored unsurpassed 60.
Bishnoi sent a short-length slider through the stump that MI’s highest-ranking batsman Ishan Kishan seemed to cut, but got a thin edge straight into the gloves of goalkeeper KL Rahul.
Then the spinning Punjab Kings player got rid of the well-adjusted Suryakumar Yadav, who tried to turn the bowler back, but got the upper end. Chris Gale.
“Bish (Bishnoy) played all the games last season … when he came here, I thought he wasn’t the same bowler we saw last year. I was working on his preparation and a few other things because he was sailing down legs even in practice games. That’s why he didn’t start the tournament earlier, “said Campbell.
But I think in the last week or so, his commitment, his focus have already been sorted out; he returned. It’s wonderful to see him (the bowl is so good). He is always a racer; you can see this. And to take a few goals in an important game like this is great, “added the coach.
Campbell was really pleased with the way each member of the team played their part in the victory against the defending champions. “I’m happy with the victory, it’s not an easy field to play and adapt to the conditions. After the loss of SRH (Sunrisers Hyderabad), where we thought we could put another 15-20 tracks on the board, which would help us cross. border, we are happy we did it today.
“I thought the team broke down really well and bowled extremely well. On a surface like this you have to carry out your plan and that’s something we did extremely well. Congratulations to (KL) Rahul and the way he handled “Bowlers (Mohamed) Shami, (Deepak) Hooda, Moises (Henriques) in the beginning and Bish (Bishnoi). Everyone played their part,” Kumble said.
The coach thought that the victory would give the team a lot of confidence, given that he had defeated the defensive champions. “Yes, it will give a lot of confidence to all of us; Mayank (Agarwal) and (KL) Rahul put this 40-plus partnership together and then Universe Boss (Chris Gayle) and Rahul finish things. Overall, really happy that things went well. well and now we are looking forward to the next stage in Ahmedabad. “