Rajat Patidar, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s new star, Praised by Ravi Shastri. Batting first, RCB’s top batting stars like Virat Kohli. Faf du Plessis, and Glenn Maxwell struggled to get going, but the unheralded Rajat Patidar scored 112* in the Eliminator vs LSG.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore found an unlikely hero in their IPL 2022 Eliminator match against the Lucknow Super Giants on Wednesday. Batting first, RCB’s top batting stars like Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis. Glenn Maxwell struggle to get going, but the unherald Rajat Patidar score 112* as his side reach a massive 207/4 in 20 overs. The Du Plessis-led team won by 14 runs and advanced to the Qualifier 2 against the Rajasthan Royals.
Rajat Patidar Praised by Ravi Shastri
Former Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri praised Patidar’s performance. “When you have a special innings from a youngster. Rajat Patidar, batting as if he has been playing in the IPL for a decade. Stunning shots, brave, unaffected by the occasion. Unafraid of the opposition or bowling attack He was incredible “On Star Sports, Shastri stated.
“He set up the game for RCB. In Lucknow’s opinion, they didn’t help themselves by dropping those catches, but that’s part of the game. Patidar will say, ‘I’ll take that.’ I deserve that little bit of luck when I’m hitting it so well.’ And he was absolutely brilliant.”
Patidar used slices, punches, counter-punches, and drives to tower over the competition. To make Patidar’s story even more intriguing, he is not selected in the auction this season and join the team after the season began when a player name Luvnith Sisodia injured. If Sisodia been fine, RCB would not have needed the services of Patidar, who brought 65,000 people to their feet at Eden Gardens.