Rajat Patidar IPL Career

Last Modified Mar 31, 2024 01:31 IST
IPL Debut year2021
IPL TeamRoyal Challengers Bengaluru (2021-present)
NationalityIndian
RoleTop order Batter
Batting StyleRight-handed Batter
Bowling StyleRight-arm off-break
Current Auction Price20 Lacs
Last IPL Season runs333


Rajat Patidar IPL Career
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Rajat Patidar's IPL success story is one of hope, and optimism married with relentless hard work and discipline amid the setback of going unsold at the auction.

Having made his debut in 2021 for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru, the stylish top-order batter from Madhya Pradesh thought that he'd be picked up by the franchise in the 2022 auction despite sporadic returns in limited opportunities in 2021.

It didn't turn out that way as RCB decided not to bid for him. Disappointed by the snub, Rajat decided to channel it into motivational energy, and off he went to the nets to fulfill his pursuit of reclaiming his place. He also sought advice from his former Madhya Pradesh cricketer Mahesh Bundela, who urged him to concentrate on getting better and not think about anything else.

Patidar's hard work paid off when he was named as a replacement for the injured Luvnith Sisodia by RCB during the 2022 IPL mid-season.

Rajat knew this was his moment to shine, and shine he did throughout the next 8 games as he flicked, pulled, cut, slog sweep his way to 333 glorious runs @ 55.50/152.75 with two 50s and one hundred.

Unarguably, Rajat's greatest day in the IPL came during the Eliminator fixture against the Lucknow SuperGiants where he blazed his way into the record books by smashing a whirlwind, match-winning hundred. Patidar’s brilliant knock of 112* in just 54 balls, set the way for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru to get over the line during the 2022 IPL Eliminator.

Rajat Patidar missed the whole 2023 IPL due to a heel injury. He didn’t play even a single game for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

Rajat Patidar is going to make his comeback from the 2024 edition and has been retained by RCB for the 2024 season, with Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli set to open, he would look to continue his good work and bat at the No. 3 spot.

‘Rajat Patidar’ IPL Auction Price

Rajat Patidar
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Rajat Patidar was first picked by the Royal Challengers Bengaluru for INR 20 Lakhs ahead of the 2021 IPL. However, he didn’t perform as per the expectations of the franchise and was released. Patidar went unsold in the 2022 IPL mega auction. But destiny has written something different for him as he was picked as a replacement for the injured Luvnith Sisodia for INR 20 lacs by the RCB franchise again during the 2022 IPL mid-season.

Patidar is going to make his comeback from the 2024 IPL for the RCB franchise, for the same price (INR 20 lacs).

YearTeamSalary (in INR)
2021Royal Challengers Bengaluru20 lakh
2022Royal Challengers Bengaluru20 lakh
2023Royal Challengers Bengaluru20 lakh
2024Royal Challengers Bengaluru20 lakh


‘Rajat Patidar’ IPL runs year-wise

Rajat Patidar
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Rajat Patidar hasn’t performed well in the 2021 IPL. The 2022 IPL was his breakthrough season. Patidar played a brilliant knock of 112* in just 54 balls in the 2022 IPL Eliminator, which set the way for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru to get over the line.

YearMatInnNORunsAvgHSSR501004s6sCT
20214407117.7531114.5100331
202287133355.50112*152.752127184
Career1211140440.40112*144.292130215


‘Rajat Patidar’ IPL wickets year-wise

Rajat Patidar
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Rajat Patidar hasn’t got any chance to bowl in the IPL so far.

YearMatchesInningsWicketsAverageEconomyBest Figures
20214-----
20228-----
Career12-----


‘Rajat Patidar’ IPL Records

Rajat Patidar
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Rajat Patidar has hit a century in the 2022 IPL Eliminator. It’s very rare to see a century in the IPL playoffs by a youngster.

Only RCB batter to score a 100 in IPL PlayoffsRajat Patidar claimed the feat in IPL 2022 when he smashed a majestic 112* (54) against the Lucknow SuperGiants in the Eliminator fixture.
First ever uncapped player to score a 100 in IPL PlayoffsDuring his 112* (54) v LSG, he also became only the 3rd player to score a 100 in an IPL Playoff after Virender Sehwag and Murali Vijay.
First player to score a 100 in an IPL EliminatorHis 112* (54) helped RCB knock out LSG in the Eliminator.
Fastest century (49 balls) in IPL Playoffs historyPatidar scored the fastest century in just 49 balls, which is also equaled by Shubman Gill who scored a century in the 2023 Qualifier 2 (same balls = 49). The previous record was held by Virender Sehwag who smoked a 50-ball ton in the Qualifier 2 of the 2014 IPL against CSK.


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FAQs on Rajat Patidar

What is the highest score of Rajat Patidar in IPL?

Rajat Patidar's highest score in the IPL is 112*. He has 1 IPL century and 2 half-centuries having a strike rate of 144.29 with an average of 40.40.

What is the IPL salary of Rajat Patidar?

Rajat Patidar is paid INR 20 lakh by the RCB franchise every season.

Which IPL team does Rajat Patidar play for?

Rajat Patidar plays for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the IPL.

How many IPL matches has Rajat Patidar played till now?

Rajat Patidar has played overall 12 IPL matches in the last couple of seasons (2021 & 2022).