Ravi Bishnoi is having an impressive outing in his third consecutive IPL season. The leg spinner from Rajasthan, who rose to fame by bowling incredibly well in the 2020 Under-19 World Cup, has picked 35 wickets in his IPL career so far with a pretty decent economy of 7.39.
However, the 21-year-old tweaker has expressed his desire to emerge as a bowling all-rounder shortly. Speaking to Sportskeeda, Bishnoi revealed that he is working really hard on his batting, and he aspires to evolve as a bowling all-rounder.
"Absolutely! I would like to see myself in such a role (spin bowling all-rounder) in the near future. I'm working very hard on my batting and will try my best to be a match-winner with the bat. Even if I can contribute 10 runs to a winning cause, I'll be satisfied with my performance. I'm focused on improving my batting," Bishnoi said.
When enquired about the mentorship of Gautam Gambhir, Bishnoi said that Gambhir, like his playing days, gives the freedom to the bowlers to bowl at attacking lines. Continuing, Bishnoi said that the former Indian opener encourages him to bowl with an aggressive mindset as he believes that a team wins only if its bowlers possess the wicket-taking mentality.
"GG (Gautam Gambhir) sir was indeed a bowler's captain during his playing days, and he supports the bowlers a lot even now", Bishnoi said. "He always tells me to bowl aggressively because a team wins only when the bowlers have a wicket-taking mentality," the 21-year-old concluded.