‘Haven’t seen many higher knocks’ – Virat Kohli lavishes large praises on Rajat Patidar’s stellar ton vs LSG

Rajat Patidar
Rajat Patidar. (Photograph Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Rajat Patidar shocked the high-flying Lucknow Tremendous Giants with a exceptional century within the Eliminator of IPL 2022. Batting first on the Eden Gardens, Royal Challengers Bangalore have been off to a disastrous begin as huge weapons like skipper Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell failed to fireside. Nevertheless, Patidar was batting on a unique observe as he made a mockery of LSG bowlers.

From Avesh Khan to Ravi Bishnoi, the 28-year-old spared none and introduced up his hundred off simply 49 deliveries. He ended up scoring an unbeaten 112 as RCB gained the essential contest by 14 runs. In the meantime, Kohli was mighty happy with Patidar’s efforts as he lavished large praises on the teen. The previous RCB skipper, who interviewed Patidar after the sport, even said that he hasn’t seen many higher knocks than his teammate’s ton.

What Rajat Patidar did was very very particular: Virat Kohli

“I advised him as effectively after the sport as effectively that I’ve seen many impression innings and plenty of innings below strain over so a few years. I’ve not seen many higher than how Rajat performed immediately. Beneath strain, huge recreation, first uncapped participant,” Kohli mentioned whereas chatting with IPL.

“The magnitude of the sport was so huge that I used to be feeling the strain within the air as a result of I’ve been in these conditions the place you must cross the road as a crew. What he did was very very particular, I don’t assume that anybody ought to take that without any consideration. It’s best to perceive the excellence of the innings and recognize as a cricketer to look at an innings like that,” he added.

In the meantime, RCB have now superior to Qualifier 2, the place they’ll meet Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals with a spot within the ultimate at stakes. The encounter takes place on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday (Could 27). Notably, RCB had certified for the playoffs within the final two seasons as effectively however couldn’t go all the best way. Therefore, they wouldn’t wish to miss the chance this time round.