2008 IPL Champions Rajasthan Royals: Where are they now?

3. Niraj Patel

Niraj Patel of Rajasthan Royals
Niraj Patel of Rajasthan Royals. (Photo Source: Photo Divison)

Niraj Patel played some nervy matches for Rajasthan Royals. That innings against the Mumbai Indians where he hit a 29-ball 40 still has a place among the cameos from that season in our memories.

Niraj still plays first-class cricket. He is a part of the Gujarat team and is an integral member of the squad. The 35-year-old has had some good seasons in the Ranji Trophy but has failed to make it to the national squad.

4. Yusuf Pathan

Niraj Patel of Rajasthan Royals
Yusuf Pathan celebrates after the wicket of Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan during the Jaipur vs Chennai IPL T20 final. (Photo by Manoj Patil/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Yusuf Pathan was one of the key members of the Rajasthan squad. The hard hitter played some insane knocks to help RR win crucial games including the final. Pathan scored 435 runs at an awe-inspiring strike rate of 179 in 16 matches in IPL 1.

Yusuf plays first-class cricket for Baroda and was the member of the 2011 World Cup winning squad. He is with the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL know and is a vital cog in the team while still trying to break into the national cricket team.


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