The Indian fast bowler, Harshal Patel has received some high praises from the legendary Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar after the conclusion of the first T20I against the West Indies. India registered a comprehensive 6-wicket win over the visitors comfortably and Harshal Patel performed well with the ball during the first half of the game.
The fast bowler ended the first T20I of the three-match series with figures of 2 wickets for 37 runs in his quota of four overs against a dangerous batting line-up. Patel was bought back by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the recent mega auction for a huge sum of ₹10.75 crores.
Sunil Gavaskar said that the pacer deserved every rupee he has earned at the mega-auction for the Indian Premier League League (IPL) 2022.
During a chat on Star Sports, Sunil Gavaskar said, “Look he deserves every penny, every rupee that he’s earned at the auction. He put in a fabulous performance last year. And the best part about Harshal Patel is how he has reinvented himself. Earlier, he was bowler batters were looking to face because he hardly had any change of pace. He was being taken for a lot of runs. He is learning from it, he has improved from that.”
He further added, “Now, he is the bowler that batters do not want to face because they don’t know what he is going to bowl. He has got a very good yorker. He has got a slower bouncer. He has got a delivery that skids along quite nicely so he has got the works and he knows when to use it because of the experience he has had playing in the IPL for the last few years. He has only got better every year.”