RCB: Everyone saw what RCB’s star batsman Rajat Patidar did against Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator match of IPL 2022. Rajat gave his team victory by scoring the best century.
After this innings, Rajat has made the whole world his fan. Even now RCB’s legendary wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik has given a big statement regarding Rajat.
Karthik’s big statement
Royal Challengers Bangalore wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik heaped praise on top-order batsman Rajat Patidar for his unbeaten 112 off 54 balls for his 14-run victory over Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2022 Eliminator at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. With four wickets at 115/4 for Bengaluru, Patidar completed his maiden IPL century in 49 balls with 12 fours and seven sixes in the 18th over.
Karthik-Patidar did wonders
He and Karthik (who remained unbeaten on 37 off 25 balls) scored 84 runs in the last five overs to take Bangalore to 207/4 in 20 overs. Karthik said, ‘It was probably the best innings of an uncapped player that I have seen. He has a very calm personality. It shows in his batting. Rajat Patidar played some great shots and made my job easy, that’s a good thing about a good team.
Patidar’s thrilling innings, followed by Josh Hazlewood’s 3/41 and Harshal Patel’s 1/25 in the death overs, meant Lucknow lost by 14 runs to be knocked out of the tournament. Now on Friday, Bangalore will take on Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad in Qualifier 2. The winner of Qualifier 2 will face Gujarat Titans in the title match on Sunday.