Who Is Rajat Patidar: Rajat Patidar made his IPL debut today as Virat Kohli picked him up for Royal Challengers Bangalore’s season-opening match against defending champions Mumbai Indians at MA Chidambaram Stadium. As you can expect all the hustle and bustle around a debutant, cricket fans swarmed the social media and internet to get every piece of news concerning Rajat Patidar.
Born in Indore, Rajat Patidar represents Madhya Pradesh in the domestic circuit. He opens the inning with the bat and was given an opportunity by Virat Kohli to bat at no-3 in RCB playing 11 against MI in the first IPL 2021 match.
The 27-year-old made his List A debut for Madhya Pradesh in 2015 and was selected for the domestic T20 league in 2018 by his state team as well.
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Patidar laid claim to one of the spots in the RCB starting XI when he smashed 104 runs off just 49 balls during Royal Challengers Bangalore’s IPL 2021 practice games.
Mumbai Indians also handed an IPL debut to little-known Marco Jansen. Standing at a towering 6 feet 8 inches, the 20-year-old South African left-arm speedster created quite a ruckus on social media after earning a spot in Mumbai Indians playing 11 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
For the uninitiated, Marco Jansen is yet to play for South Africa, but the fact that he is in MI Starting XI shows how much the MI team rates the youngster.
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