Rajat Patidar is 101 of the best I’ve seen in IPL, says RCB skipper Faf du Plessis | Cricket News



KOLKATA: Faf du Plessis, the skipper of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), couldn’t help but gush over youngster Rajat Patidar, whose 54-ball 112s weren’t knocked out. at the Gardens of Eden on Wednesday.
RCB limited LSG to 193/6 after putting 207/4 on the board. The winners of the Eliminator will now meet Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2, which will decide who will face the Gujarat Titans in the final.
“I’m over the moon. That a youngster is playing like him. The way he celebrated also tells you he’s got a good head on his shoulders. His hundred was one of the best I’ve seen in the IPL,” Du Plessis said after the game.

Patidar hit 12 fours and seven sixes in his stroke and what impressed his skipper was the way he played strokes all around the wicket.
“He has all the punches. Every time he attacks, he transfers the pressure back onto the opponent.”

No discussion is complete without a mention of RCB’s ‘King of Death’ Harshal Patel, whose 18th win proved to be decisive.
“(Patel is) a special card that I can choose. He plays the important overs. The penultimate over from him changed the game for us,” Du Plessis said.


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