IPL 2020: “We are desperate for a leg-spinner…we can steal him” Graeme Swann on young Ravi Bishnoi

The 20-year-old Ravi Bishnoi has caught the eye of quite a lot of pundits with his wily leg-spin.

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Ravi Bishnoi

Former England cricketer Graeme Swann heaped praise on Kings XI Punjab’s young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi calling him the most impressive youngster on show in this year’s Indian Premier League. The 20-year-old Bishnoi has been accurate with his lines and lengths in the IPL and has 4 wickets to his name in as many matches. His performances look to have earned him a permanent place in the side’s playing eleven. Swann also named Devdutt Padikkal and Shivam Mavi as having impressed him in the tournament.

Bishnoi must have an English granddad or something so we can steal him – Swann

Graeme Swann

During a discussion with former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan, Graeme Swann talked of the youngsters in the IPL who have impressed him saying “There have been so many cricketers. Every year you see three or four guys coming up, and everyone is taking notice of them. Devdutt Padikkal, Shivam Mavi but most impressive for me has been Bishnoi, the way he has bowled, he has been outstanding.”

Swann then jokingly added, “I have been very very impressed, and I am pretty sure that he must have an English grandad or something so that we can steal him. Because we (England Cricket Team) are desperate for a leg-spinner, and you guys have so many leg-spinners over here who all play in the IPL”.

Irfan Pathan expressed that he was pleasantly surprised by how well Bishnoi bounced back after conceding many runs to Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Aaron Finch.

“What I like is that in the first game he bowled well. In the second game as soon as he came into bowl Aaron Finch put pressure on him in the Powerplay, took 15 runs out of him, but he made a comeback, that was outstanding,” Pathan said.

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