Rajat Patidar was the hero of RCB’s innings against Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator of IPL 2022. He scored an unbeaten 112 runs off 54 balls, laced with 12 fours and 7 sixes, to take RCB to 207 in 20 overs.
Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell, the three-star batters, failed in the knockout match, but Rajat didn’t stop hitting the bowlers for boundaries.
Fans and cricket experts were stunned by one of the best innings in the league’s history and lauded the 28-year-old for playing fearless cricket.
Here are the tweets
Who needs Faf, Virat & Maxwell when you have Rajat Patidar in your side. He is playing out of his skin right now 🤯😱💥💥#IPL2022
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) May 25, 2022
Rajit Patidar has played take a bow🙌🙌🙌.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) May 25, 2022
Serious hitting by Rajat Patidar and nicely supported by @DineshKarthik.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 25, 2022
Came in as a replacement for Karnataka Batsman Luvnith Sisodia and is today giving RCB more than a chance to win this eliminator with his century. Take a bow Rajat Patidar you made all of us proud today. #RCBvsLSG #IPL2022 pic.twitter.com/W4susn3obJ
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) May 25, 2022
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) May 25, 2022
Earlier, KL Rahul won the toss and invited the Faf du Plessis-led team to bat first. The winner of this match will face Rajasthan Royals in Qualifier 2 of the tournament.