Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

Picture Credit: BCCI/IPL

Royal Challengers Bengaluru batter Rajat Patidar relived his journey with the franchise in the IPL after the clash against Kolkata Knight Riders. Bengaluru franchise posted a video featuring the right-handed batter, where he recalled his most memorable knock of 112* runs for RCB played at the Eden Gardens. Bengaluru clashed against Kolkata on April 21, where the former suffered a one-run defeat. 

Patidar, who joined RCB in 2021, played a crucial knock and added 52 runs to the overall total off just 23 balls along with a significant stand of 102 runs with Will Jacks. After the match, RCB posted a video of the batter recalling his IPL 2022 eliminator knock against Lucknow Super Giants at Eden Gardens. The video was captioned, “Rajat Patidar and Eden Gardens: A match made in heaven.” 

In the video, Patidar recalled his journey with the franchise that began in 2021 and said that he always wanted to be a part of the franchise. Patidar also revealed that he received a text from Virat Kohli, the former Bengaluru captain, welcoming him into the franchise. The Indore-born cricketer said, “Us din Virat bhaiya ka message aaya, mujhe laga ho gaya.” 

He needed to chill out for four to five balls: Aaron Finch lashes out at Rajat Patidar for throwing away wicket

Former Australia cricketer Aaron Finch lashed out at Rajat Patidar for throwing away a wicket during RCB’s game against KKR. He spoke on Star Sports, “He had to make sure that he batted 2 to 3 overs deeper for RCB to have a batter who is in. Yes, we have seen some huge scores and we have guys walking out and trying to smack the ball out of the park from ball one.” 

He added, “You can’t be walking out and throwing wickets away, particularly in batters. It’s hard enough to get in, especially on a surface like that where the ball was holding enough and spinners were having an impact. Patidar needed to chill out for maybe 4 or 5 balls, get to the next ball, and then reassess.”