Royal Challengers Bangalore fast bowler Harshal Patel has said that he felt cheated by the franchises in the early days of his career. Speaking in the Breakfast With Champions, Patel said he had started questioning himself when the teams didn’t bid for him in the auctions.
According to him, before his breakthrough season, the representatives of few franchises said they will bid for him. However, when the time came they went back on their words, leaving him questioning his place in the game.
“I was told that they would bid for me but no one did. I felt cheated as they lied to me,” Harshal told talk-show host Gaurav Kapoor on his show Breakfast with Champions.
Harshal admitted that he was depressed and took time to get normal. In IPL 2022, he has taken nine wickets from seven matches at an economy of 7.42.