Kolkata vs Punjab: In IPL 2021, the teams of Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings will face each other today. Before this match, young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi of Punjab Kings has given importance to the dot balls, saying that it puts pressure on the batsmen of the opposition team and ensures the victory of the team.
Bishnoi told cricket.com, “You always want to take a wicket on every ball, but you also know that it is not possible. However, it is possible that you bowl many dot balls and not hit the batsman freely. Give.”
This 21-year-old young bowler has taken 9 wickets in six matches so far in IPL 2021 and he is behind Moeen Ali of Chennai Super Kings and Shahbaz Ahmed of Royal Challengers Bangalore in terms of economy rate in this season of IPL. Bishnoi has so far given runs in IPL 2021 at an economy rate of 6.17 only.
Bishnoi further said, “Dot balls put pressure on the batsman and sometimes the other bowler bowling from the other end gets the benefit of your effort. It matters to all of us, because we want our team to win.” I try to build pressure by throwing as many dot balls as possible.”
This leg-spinner said that leg-spinners can be match winners in the shorter formats of the game. He said, “Badri’s bowling with the new ball is fantastic and it is something you want as a leg-spinner. Imran Tahir is always running for the wicket and Amit Mishra is a traditional leg-spinner.”