Virat Kohli: In the Eliminator match of IPL 2022, Lucknow Super Giants suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
With this win, RCB team has qualified for Qualifier 2 where they will face Rajasthan Royals. RCB got the victory in the Eliminator due to the excellent century of star batsman Rajat Patidar. Now veteran batsman Virat Kohli has given a big statement regarding the silver innings.
Big statement of Virat Kohli
Former India captain Virat Kohli said Rajat Patidar’s match-winning century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator was one of the best innings he has played under pressure.
Patidar of Indore played an unbeaten innings of 112 runs in 54 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) here on Wednesday night. Kohli added 66 runs with Patidar. He said in RCB’s ‘Game Day’, ‘Rajat Patidar’s innings was one of the best innings played under pressure and I have seen many such innings.’
Virat praised Patidar fiercely
Virat further said, ‘The level of his striking in this match was excellent. Keep watching him. Wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik, along with Patidar, scored 92 runs in 41 balls, due to which the team reached the 200-run mark. He also praised this 28-year-old player.
Karthik also gave a big statement
Karthik said, ‘It was probably the best innings of an ‘uncapped’ player I have seen. Brilliant batting. He is calm and has a shy personality. It shows in his batting too, you would think he is lazy but it is his personality.
He said, ‘Rajat Patidar played some great shots and made my job easy, it is an important thing for a good team.’ Now RCB will face Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier on Friday.