'I am working on...,' Ravi Bishnoi Talks About His 'Secret' Weapon

image-lg27gg3kBishnoi has 5 wickets in 2 IPL matches this season [AP Photos]

India’s leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi, who is currently the second highest wicket-taker in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 has started off on a high note for Lucknow Super Giants despite being away from the field for a few months.  

After an excellent performance in the 2022 Asia Cup, Ravi Bishnoi was dropped from the Indian team and hasn't been selected since. However, as he enters his fourth IPL season and second with the Super Giants, the leg spinner is determined to bring some variations in how bowling.

Here’s what Ravi Bishnoi had said ahead of the match against Chennai Super Kings on Monday: 

"This is the IPL. You have to invent something new every season. This season I am trying to work on my angles, change of pace and a few variations on which I am working really hard. Once you get to know that you are the main spinner of the team, you have more responsibilities and also it motivates me.”

The leg spinner wasted no time in announcing his arrival in the tournament, picking up two wickets in his very first match against Delhi Capitals. He followed up this performance with an even more impressive showing against Chennai Super Kings, where he ended up taking three wickets. 

In a recent interview, he talked about how his experience playing for Lucknow Super Giants helped him develop as a player, giving him the opportunity to learn from veterans like Amit Mishra and Pravin Tambe. 

"There is a lot to learn from Mishi bhai (Amit Mishra). He is one of the most experienced players going around. He played for India and has been part of this league for many, many years. I am trying to learn the art of leg spin from him. And also we have Pravin Tambe sir with us, which adds to the advantage.”

Lucknow Super Giants made a promising start to their IPL 2023 campaign with a resounding 50-run victory over Delhi Capitals. However, they faltered in their second match against Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk, losing by a margin of 12 runs. 

While the rest of the team's bowlers struggled against Chennai, Ravi Bishnoi stood out as the most economical and will be looking to maintain his good form going forward as Lucknow takes on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their third match on April 7 at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana International Stadium.