RCB pacer Harshal Patel disclosed that Rajat Patidar appeared determined when he first joined the team.
Patidar went unsold in the mega-auction for the Indian Premier League 2022. In the first week of April, he merged Royal Challengers Bangalore as a replacement for the injured Luvnith Sisodia. There has been no going back for the top-order batsman since then.
Patidar was extremely fortunate on his way to a century. He was dropped three times during his inning, the last of which was just before the ball that brought him to his century. Deepak Hooda dropped an easy catch off Ravi Bishnoi at deep midwicket after Manan Vohra stumped him at short third man. And it is correct to conclude that Patidar made the best of a bad situation.
His heroics were instrumental in the Bangalore-based franchise’s Eliminator victory. Patidar hit an unbeaten 112 off 54 balls to help RCB post a commanding 207/4. In response, the Lucknow Super Giants fell 14 runs short and were eliminated.
‘He’s kind of an introvert and he goes about his business quietly’: Harshal Patel
RCB pacer Harshal Patel disclosed that when Patidar first joined the team, he appeared very determined and that the batter is an introvert who goes about his business quietly.
“I mean, I don’t think I need to say anything about the way he played. We’ve seen games of this caliber in practice. Even when he was with us last year, he was exceptional. “He got a few chances but couldn’t do his talent and caliber justice,” Harshal Patel said at a press conference.
“We noticed he was a special player, and even as a successor this year, he appeared to be very determined. He’s an introvert who prefers to conduct himself quietly. But we were aware of the kind of efforts he could make to the team. We are all extremely proud of Rajat.”