Lucknow Super Giants played the eliminator match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 25th May. It was an important game for both the teams as the winning team excels to second qualifiers the losing team eliminates. RCB beat LSG by fourteen runs and got eliminated. It was quite a match to witness both the teams played with fury, but only one squad emerged a winner.
Rajat Patidar from RCB was the highlight of the match. Patidar scored 112 runs in just fifty-four runs when other players failed to add significant runs. He made a century in just forty-nine runs, the fastest in IPL 2022. Patidar was scoring till the last ball and was not out. He was included in playing 11 as a replacement for Luvnith Sisodia. RCB will now face RR in the second qualifying round tomorrow 27th May.
He received plenty of praises from several players and sports fans. Ravi Shastri, a former Indian coach, also applauded Patidar for his exceptional performance against Lucknow. Shastri said, “They didn’t help themself by slipping those catches in Lucknow’s opinion. But that’s part of a game. Patidar would say, ‘I’ll consider taking that.’ When I’m hitting it so well, I expect a certain amount of luck. He was magnificent.” He added, “Once you have special innings, like Rajat Patidar. A successor batted like he’d been playing in the Indian Premier League for a couple of years. Beautiful shot, brave… unaffected by the event, unafraid of the opponents or its fast bowler. He was incredible. He set up the game for RCB.”
Source – BYJU’s Cricket Live.
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