“He(Kumble)isoneofthegreatestspinnersintheworld,soIamtryingtolearnalotofthingsfromhimandhisexperience.Whetherit’shismatchtemperament,skills,howhehandledthematchsituation,howhebowledtheflippers,Iamtryingtolearnallofthatfromhim.RightnowIhavetimetolearnfromhimandthisisthebestopportunityforme,”BishnoitoldIANSinaninterviewfromDubai.

“KumblesirhastoldmetobowlaccordingtothematchsituationanddowhatIthinkIcando,”headded.

Bishnoi,whopickedup17scalpsfromsixmatchesattheU-19WorldCup,alsopraisedKLRahul,whowillbeleadingthePunjab-basedfranchiseforthefirsttime.AndhebelievesthatKingsXIcanwinthetitlethisyear.

“Rahulisagoodplayeraswellasagoodcaptain.Inthenets,hegoestoeveryplayerandtalksandshareshisexperience.Sofar,ithasbeengreattalkingtohimandIamexcitedtoplayunderhiscaptaincy.

“Thesetupoftheteamisalsoverygood.Alltheplayersarelookingingoodrhythm.Ourteamisacontenderforthetitle,”hesaid.

AccordingtoBishnoi,thisyear’sIPLeditionwillbealittlemorechallengingfortheplayersbecauseoftheCovid-19pandemic.

“IPLisabigstagewherethebiggestplayersofworldparticipate.Soitisthemostdifficultcricketleagueintheworld.DuetoCovid-19,ithasbecomemoredifficultbecauseyoualwayshavetostayvigilant,bothinsideandoutsidethefield,sothatnothinguntowardhappens.Soit’salittlechallengingthanbefore,”saidBishnoi.

“Forme,IPLisagreatopportunity.IwilljusttrytomakemyteamwinwheneverIgetachancetoplay.Idon’twanttothinktoomuchaboutthefuture.Iwanttotrytodowellbystayinginthepresent,”headded.

KingsXIwillbegintheirtournamentcampaignagainstDelhiCapitalsonSeptember20.