Ind vs WI: India spinner Ravi Bishnoi wins Man of the Match
India spinner Ravi Bishnoi said he was nervous initially during his debut T20I. And winning the Man of the Match is a dream coming true for him.
"Feeling better now. It's a dream to play for India, and it felt good. I was nervous at the start but wanted to contribute for the team as we know West Indies is one of the strongest teams in T20 cricket. It's slightly a challenge to grip the ball when there's dew. I never thought about this (winning the MoM), but it's a dream come true moment for me," said Bishnoi during the post-match presentation.
Ravi Bishnoi's two-wicket haul was backed up by quality knocks by Rohit Sharma (40) and Suryakumar Yadav (34*) as India defeated West Indies by six wickets in the first T20I at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata on February 16.
In the end, Suryakumar (34*) and Venkatesh Iyer (24*) ensured that India register a six-wicket win with seven balls to spare.
Earlier, Nicholas Pooran starred with the bat as he knocked 61 runs to help West Indies post 157/7. For India, Ravi Bishnoi and Harshal Patel returned with two wickets each.
With this win, India has gained a 1-0 lead in the three-match series and the second T20I will now be played on Friday at the same venue.