KKR's Manvinder Bisla yet to find a Ranji team

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Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 17:45 [IST]
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Bisla doesn't have a first class team

New Delhi, Jun 12: A couple of days ago Manvinder Bisla, the bowler turned wicket-keeper batsman scored a magnificent half century to lead his IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders to its maiden IPL title. Two weeks since the IPL glory, Bisla hasn't got a first class team to play the next season.

"Yes, I still don't have a first-class team whom I will be representing in the next domestic season," a candid Bisla said on the sidelines of the Lala Raghubir Hot Weather tournament where he was playing for his employers Air India.

"I have had talks with officials of some of the state associations but nothing great has emerged from those discussions," the wicketkeeper-batsman, who came into the limelight after his 48 ball 89 against CSK, said.

When asked the 27 year old player about the situation he is facing, Bisla replied "What can you do if the situation is such."

Bisla has played for 10 years now, being a part of the Haryana and Himachal Pradesh team and has played 41 first class matches while his major achievement was during the fifth edition of IPL as he played a vital knock in the final and performed consistently throughout the tournament.

When asked about his poor average in first class cricket, which is around 29, and will his cricketing career be like Manpreet Gony or Paul Valthaty, Bisla said, "Well, each and every cricketer has his ups and downs. It's unfair to say that Valthaty or Gony are one-season wonders. A player will have his share of difficult times but one needs to forget that and move on. The moment Ranji Trophy season starts, the focus will be different from T20," he concluded.


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