Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Rajat Patidar said that he was assured of doing one thing massive for the reason that encounter in opposition to the Gujarat Titans (GT) earlier within the marketing campaign. The 28-year-old registered his maiden IPL fifty in opposition to the league leaders in a day encounter in opposition to the league leaders.
After going unsold on the public sale, Patidar turned a part of the RCB setup as soon as once more after coming in as a alternative for Luvnith Sisodia. Following Virat Kohli’s swap to the highest of the order, the right-handed batter occupied the vacant No.3 spot and made his personal. Following a memorable century within the Eliminator in opposition to the Lucknow Super Giants, Patidar has now scored 275 runs in seven matches.
Speaking about his strategy after popping out to bat within the first over itself, Patidar stated on RCB Match Day:
“We were three wickets down, so my plan was to remain in the present situation and just build one partnership in the middle. Right from my second match against GT, I was like, yeah I can do something big. I’m just focusing on my process which I have been doing so far.”
The Madhya Pradesh-born participant was handed his debut within the earlier marketing campaign, however struggled to make an affect over the 2 legs. This time round, he made his possibilities depend by scoring 52 off 32 deliveries in his very second match.
Patidar went on to turn out to be the primary participant to register 100 in an Eliminator contest. He scored an unbeaten 112 off 54 deliveries to propel RCB to 207-4 within the first innings.
“You feel great when you contribute to your team like this” – Rajat Patidar
The 28-year-old’s efforts didn’t finish in useless because the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) fell wanting the goal by 14 runs. RCB managed to clear the hurdle of the Eliminator of their third consecutive try.
Admitting that it feels nice to contribute to the staff’s win in such a style, he stated:
“Of course, you feel great when you contribute to your team like this. So it always feels great and ending up on the winning note, is just a very good moment.”
The Faf du Plessis-led aspect will face the Rajasthan Royals (RR) for a possible fourth look within the IPL finals. The second Qualifier will probably be contested in Ahmedabad on May 27 (Friday).