IPL 2022
Rajat Patidar Engaged In A Candid Conversation With Virat Kohli
By CricShots - May 27, 2022 3:23 pm
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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter, Rajat Patidar hogged a lot of limelight and set a plethora of records during his whirlwind unbeaten century against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the IPL 2022 Eliminator, at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The youngster played an unbeaten 54-ball 112 as he staged a fearless counter-attacking knock in a high-pressure game that saw the RCB lose their top-order early.

Rajat Patidar
Rajat Patidar 

After the memorable knock that also earned him a well-deserved “Player of the Match” award, Rajat Patidar had a candid interview with the batting megastar Virat Kohli. While speaking to the former RCB skipper, Patidar said that he did not have any thoughts in his mind when he was batting against LSG after the early dismissal of skipper, Faf du Plessis.

In a video shared by IPL, Rajat Patidar was heard saying, “Nothing was going on in my mind, to be honest, nor there was any pressure on me, but I had faith in myself that if I can build a partnership from here then I can take the team to a good position.”

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He further added, “I had faith in myself that even if I played a few dots in the beginning and if I stay at the wicket later on then I would be able to cover up for that. We had lost a couple of early wickets and at that time my role was to hold on firmly from one side and take the team to a good total. So, that was my focus.”

By the virtue of his quickfire ton, Rajat Patidar also became the first RCB batter to score a century in playoffs, the first player to score a century in the IPL Eliminator, and the first-ever uncapped cricketer to register a 100 in IPL Playoffs. His century was also the fastest of IPL 2022.

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The youngster will be expected to showcase a similar kind of performance against the Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2 at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on May 27.