New Delhi. Leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi of the Indian Under-19 team was bought in this IPL for two crores. However, everything was not easy for him. Bishanoi, who lives with his family in Jodhpur, started not by playing cricket but by building an academy. His love for cricket has brought him to the Indian team today. Ravi is part of the team in the Under-19 World Cup and is impressing everyone with his bowling. As a child, Ravi used to play cricket everyday with his elder brother, but he also used to take care that he would come back before his father returned from school. Ravi's father was the headmaster of a government school. For children like Ravi, two friends named Shah Rukh Pathan and Pradyot Singh decided to open an academy in Jodhpur. They did not have much money to do so.
To reduce the expenses, people started working on their own. Ravi was also among those who used to carry bags of cement on the shoulder to the academy, breaking stones. The pitch was prepared by calling the experts with the money left from their wages. About this, Ravi said, those six months were very difficult for me, I used to work hard without knowing whether it would be of any benefit or not. The academy was ready and from there my real journey of cricket started. However, Ravi had to wait to fulfill his dream, as he failed to make it to the Under 16 and then Under 19 trials of Rajasthan. However, he gave a second trial for the under-19s. This time he succeeded. Last year, he made his debut for Rajasthan in the Vinoo Maqand Trophy and did not look back again.
He took four wickets for five runs and was the man of the match in the World Cup match against Japan. After this, he got a bid of two crores in the IPL auction. Initially no one was bidding on them, but as soon as Mumbai Indians bid, other teams also came forward. Finally, Kings XI Punjab added him to his team for two crores.