IPL 2022: Harshal Patel will be seen playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022. RCB took him with them by paying Rs 10.75 crore in the IPL 2022 Auction. Harshal Patel was earlier also a part of ICB. But he was released after IPL 2021. Harshal Patel has made a shocking revelation on the RCB podcast. In which told how RCB had contacted him.
I was quite shocked when RCB approached me
Fast bowler Harshal Patel has remembered his old days. in which he Royal Challengers Bangalore Things related to (Royal Challengers Bangalore) have been mentioned. He told how RCB had contacted him.
“RCB approached me and asked if I was ready to come for their tests and of course, I had shown my interest. We went to play the semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy. I took back-to-back eight wickets and then Avinash Vaidya said that Anil Kumble wanted to talk to me, I was shocked. It took me a while to come to my senses. Then they offered me a contract and I was on board.”
‘IPL has an interesting story to come’
Harshal Patel has proved his mettle with his bowling in Indian domestic tournaments and IPL. Patel bowled very well last season. The last season of IPL was good for Harshal and he took 32 wickets in total. Not only this, he also became the first bowler to take 5 wickets in an innings in the IPL against Mumbai. Harshal Patel himself told how he got into the IPL.
“10 years ago, I came to IPL for the first time, and how I got into IPL again is again a fascinating story. I was playing for Haryana, my first Ranji Trophy season. I played five games and took nine wickets so there was nothing fancy there. When we qualified and played against Karnataka, I took eight wickets and that gave me the confidence to perform at that level.