The transition of Ravisrinivas Sai Kishore was gradual – from chief architect of the victory of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in Tamil Nadu, followed by IPL contract with Chennai Super Kings and now a chance to be a reserve bowling for India’s tour of Sri Lanka.
The rise of the orthodox spinner with his left hand in a frame is possible due to his hunger to learn and immerse himself in as much knowledge as possible, as during his one-month stay at CSK before the IPL was stopped due to COVID-19.
“… Being with CSK was a big plus, my game has improved. If I have to say correctly, when you train with the best of the best, you will automatically recover,” Sai Kishore told PTI after his national call-up. , albeit as a bowling alley.
“The exposure was great and only by training with the CSK team did I improve by jumping. The atmosphere is very important, the management is well taken care of and that keeps us motivated,” said Sai Kishore, 24, who has scalped 126 casualties so far. Tamil Nadu in three formats with an impressive economic rate under six runs in the T20.
He believes that his overall awareness of the game has improved after spending considerable time on CSK networks.
Asked about being under the wings of the legendary Mahendra Singh Doni of CSK, the TN spinner said being with him was great training.
“Nothing specific …. to be with a skipper (MS Dhoni) is a great training in itself. He says many things, in fact, but they are precious stones to us. Once I came under his wings at CSK, I started to make better use of my abilities. My (game) plans are better. It’s a great thing to watch MSD and the others prepare and deal with it, “said Sai Kishore.
Being part of any organization in India is a matter of pride and for Sai Kishor it is no different.
“I am very happy to have been selected for bowling on the tour. I am very excited and looking forward to it. In addition, it is a recognition of the hard work and performance in home cricket,” he said.
He realizes that the call is only the first step and the real hard work begins now.
“After receiving the call, I think now I have to work harder and the responsibility is greater. Being part of the national team is a great honor and I can only gain knowledge when I’m around. I have to be ready when I get the chance. “, he added.