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“Take A Bow,” Rajat Patidar’s Smashing Century For RCB In Eliminator Makes Twitter Go Crazy

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“Take A Bow,” Rajat Patidar’s Smashing Century For RCB In Eliminator Makes Twitter Go Crazy

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s IPL 2022 journey was full of ups and downs but now everything seems to be working in its favor. First, Virat Kohli came back in form and played a match-winning knock in its last league match and kept the chances of his team entering the play-offs alive. Secondly, things worked in RCB’s way (Mumbai Indians defeated Delhi Capitals) and it entered the play-offs and now the team has won the eliminator against Lucknow Super Giants despite the fact that the big names of the team – Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli failed to perform well.

Rajat Patidar is the man of the moment for RCB fans as he who took the whole responsibility on his shoulders to take his team home as the winner in the knock-out match. What makes it more interesting is the fact that Rajat Patidar, an uncapped Indian cricketer, went unsold in the mega-auction for the IPL 2022, he joined RCB as a replacement for Karnataka cricketer Luvnith Sisodia, was not a part of RCB’s scheme of things in the first half, got a chance in the second half and used every opportunity that came in his way.

In yesterday’s match which was played Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, Rajat Patidar played a blistering knock of 112 runs not out in 54 balls and his innings included 12 fours & 7 sixes and thus, he helped his team in putting up a total of 207/4 on the score board. RCB’s start was very bad as the skipper Faf du Plessis got out for a golden duck and Virat Kohli also looked very uncomfortable while batting as he scored only 25 runs for which he played 24 balls and his innings included only 2 fours. Glenn Maxwell also got out quite early after scoring 9 runs for which he played 10 balls and he was followed by Mahipal Lomror who scored 14 runs (9 balls, 2 fours).

Dinesh Karthik (37 runs, 23 balls, 5 fours & 1 six) supported Patidar well who completed his century in just 49 balls and registered the record of scoring the fastest century in the history of the IPL by an uncapped player in his name. Not just this, he also becomes the first batter to score a century in the eliminator.

If you are hard-working and determined, success and recognition will surely come to you and Rajat Patidar is the best example to prove it. An old video started going viral on the Internet which is from the last league match of RCB and it shows that no one from the RCB camp gave a high-five to Rajat Patidar after RCB won the match but in yesterday’s match, he was given a standing ovation from everyone including the players and staff members of RCB.

Soon Twitter was ablaze with praises for Patidaar and here are few selected reactions:

As far as the match is concerned, LSG lost Quniton de Kock (6 runs, 5 balls, 1 six) quite early but KL Rahul played a good knock of 79 runs (58 balls, 3 fours & 5 sixes) along with Deepak Hooda who scored 45 runs in 26 balls and his innings included 1 four and 4 sixes. LSG fell short by 14 runs and now RCB will clash against Rajasthan Royals in the second qualifier. The winner will play against Gujarat Titans in the finals of the IPL which will be played on May 29 in Ahmedabad.

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