Faf du Plessis was a proud captain after Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Lucknow Super Giants to book their place in Qualifier 2. They will face Rajasthan Royals, and the winner of the match is going to take on Gujarat Titans in the final.
The 14-run win was a team effort as Rajat Patidar delivered with the bat while Josh Hazlewood and Harshal Patel were outstanding with the ball.
Harshal conceded just 25 runs while dismissing one batter. He bowled exceptionally well in the death overs and didn’t allow KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, and Evin Lewis to get away with boundaries.
When Faf was asked about Harshal’s performance in IPL 2022, he said – “He is a jocker in the pack. Harshal is a special bowler who knows how to win games. When I first talked with him, he urged me to give him important overs. He is a guy who doesn’t need much talking as he is a master of skills. Credit to him for another superb performance.”