Rajat Patidar was all over Lucknow Super Giants’ bowlers in his team’s victory by 12 runs. It was his unbeaten 112 runs that took RCB to a match-winning total against one of the best-performing outfits in IPL 2022. Despite losing captain Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell, he didn’t slow down and hit 12 fours and 7 sixes.
Dinesh Karthik witnessed his batting from the other end as he accumulated 37 not out off 23 balls. The best finisher of the 15th had his task cut out by the 28-year-old batter from Madhya Pradesh.
You don’t often see a cricketer playing better than Karthik in the death overs, but Rajat was simply sensational. The legendary player lauded Patidar for making his life easy.
“He’s (Rajat Patidar) is very cool, and he’s very calm. He’s very hard-working. He made my job easy in death overs. He played amazingly well.”