When Lavnit Sisodia was ruled out with an injury during the season, RCB included Pattidar in the squad for a base price of Rs 20 lakh.
Kolkata, First Published May 26, 2022, 7:48 AM IST
Kolkata: Rajat Pattidar became the first Uncapsulated Indian to score a century in the IPL playoffs (LSG vs RCB Eliminator). Rajat Patidar, who was not wanted by anyone in the star auction, joined the RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) team in the middle of the season. Rajat Patidar is an out-of-syllabus experiment for Lucknow, which is preparing to tame Virat Kohli, Faf Duplessis and Glenn Maxwell.
The 28-year-old Madhya Pradesh batsman crossed the 200 mark in the RCB despite scoring just 34 runs in the trio of Kohli, Maxwell and Duplessis. Pattidar, who has scored a century in the Ranji Trophy against Kerala, made his RCB debut for the first time last season. But with only 77 runs in 4 innings, even RCB did not want to be in the star auction this time. However, during the season, when Lavnit Sisodia was ruled out due to injury, RCB included Pattidar in the squad for a base price of Rs 20 lakh.
Pattidar, who was noted for scoring a half-century in the second over, defeated Bangalore in a stressful eliminator.
As a lone soldier. Manish Pandey in 2009 and Devdutt Padikkal in 2021 are the first uncapped RCB players to score a century in the IPL. In 2011, Punjab’s uncapped player Paul Walthatti also scored a century.
Royal Challengers Bangalore advanced to the IPL qualifiers after defeating Lucknow Super Giants by 14 runs in the eliminator. Lucknow, who chased down Bangalore’s 207, could only manage 193 runs. Rajat Pattidar, who scored a century, was the man of the match. Rajat Pattidar completed his century off 49 balls. Pattidar was unbeaten on 112 * off 54 balls with 12 fours and seven sixes.
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Last Updated May 26, 2022, 7:53 AM IST