RCB’s ‘Hero’ Rajat Patidar could not study beyond 12th, even family members were not sure of scoring a century in Eliminator

Rajat Patidar is 12th pass, could not do college studies

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Rajat Patidar scored a century against Lucknow Supergiants in IPL 2022 Eliminator, scoring an unbeaten 112 to guide RCB into the qualifiers

Unbeaten 112 runs in just 54 balls with 12 fours and seven sixes, the batsman who gave Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) a crucial victory against Lucknow Super Giants in the Eliminator match of the Indian Premier League. Rajat Patidar are in the limelight. His Indore resident family says that at the foundation of this dazzling success of the 28-year-old cricketer is his deep dedication and discipline towards the game since childhood. Silver (Rajat Patidar) The father of Manohar Patidar runs a motorpump business in the busy Maharani Road market of this city, which is called the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh. He told ‘PTI-language’ on Thursday, ‘We were expecting that Rajat would score 50 runs in the Eliminator match of IPL. But he took us by surprise by playing an unbeaten innings with a century. Let us tell you that Silver, who could not sell in the IPL Mega Auction, became a part of RCB as an alternate player and Wednesday night’s innings changed his fate.

Started playing cricket at the age of 8

According to the father of this right-handed batsman from Madhya Pradesh, his family’s association with cricket was due to Rajat. Patidar said, ‘Rajat was crazy about cricket since childhood and seeing his deep inclination towards the game, we encouraged him continuously.’ He told that Rajat had joined a cricket club in Indore only at the age of eight and by the time he was 10, he started playing matches with boys older than his age.

Patidar recalls, “Leaving school hours apart, this was Rajat’s routine every season from home to club and club to home. His friends also remained few and far between. He is sure of discipline since childhood.

Rajat Patidar is 12th pass

Patidar told that due to the busyness of cricket, Rajat could study only till 12th standard. He told, ‘I got Rajat admitted to a local college, but he could not give the exam due to Ranji Trophy tournaments and other important cricket tournaments being held in other cities during the examinations. Seeing his good performance in cricket, I also did not put much emphasis on his college studies.

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Patidar said his son’s cricketing talent is a gift from God and he enjoys the game in his own way. He said, ‘We live a very simple life and always keep Rajat free from the pressure of performing well. Even if he gets out early in a match, I tell him there is nothing to worry as he will get his next chance soon.