'Take a bow' - Rajat Patidar's sensational century in Eliminator sets Twitter ablaze

‘Take a bow’ – Rajat Patidar’s sensational century in Eliminator sets Twitter ablaze

Patidar brought up his century off just 49 balls and fans went berserk.

Rajat Patidar
Rajat Patidar. (Photo Source: Twitter/IPL)

In the all-important Eliminator of IPL 2022, Rajat Patidar made a mockery of Lucknow Super Giants bowlers and smashed a mighty fine century. While big guns like Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell failed to make their bat talk in the knockout game, the youngster cleared the ropes for fun to keep Royal Challengers Bangalore in command. He brought up his century off just 49 balls and fans went berserk.

Social media got flooded with praises as Patidar played one of the finest knocks this season. It must be noted that the right-handed batter warmed the benches in the first half of the season and didn’t seem in RCB’s primary scheme of things. However, once opportunity knocked on his door, Patidar showed what he has up his sleeves.

Rajat Patidar cleared ropes for fun

While the right-handed batter has made several vital contributions this season, his best was unleashed in the all-important Eliminator clash. Patidar arrived in the middle after Faf du Plessis departed for a golden duck. Notably, it had rained at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on the eve of the game and there was dampness on the track. Even Virat Kohli, who scored 25 off 24 balls, looked rusty during his stay in the middle.

However, that wasn’t the case with Patidar as he made an absolute mockery of LSG’s famed bowling attack. From Dushmantha Chameera to Avesh Khan, the youngster spared none as the ball was flying all over the park. His brilliance has certainly pushed LSG on the back foot and it would be interesting to see how the remaining contest pans out.

For the unversed, LSG finished third in the points table and RCB narrowly made it to the playoffs, finishing in the fourth place. Hence, they are battling it out in the Eliminator and the winner will advance to Qualifier 2, where Rajasthan Royals await them. It must be noted that Gujarat Titans have secured a berth in the finals and the winner of Qualifier 2 will join them in the summit clash.

Meanwhile, let’s look at how Twitter reacted to Rajat Patidar’s stellar ton: