New Delhi: Indian cricket team’s batting icon Sachin Tendulkar hailed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) star bowler Harshal Patel for his bowling heroics against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The ‘Master Blaster’ called Patel one of the best bowlers in India at death and praised him for restricting Punjab Kings to 209 at a time when it seemed that they might easily post a 225-plus run target. Punjab Kings (PBKS) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 54 runs to keep their hopes of reaching the IPL 2022 playoffs alive.
Against Punjab, Harshal bowled excellently in the last overs, taking four wickets for 34 runs in four overs, including the wicket of Liam Livingstone, who played a stormy inning of 70 runs in 42 balls. Bangalore restricted Punjab to the score of 209 for 9 wickets. However, Bangalore failed to chase down this target and had to face defeat by 54 runs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Faf du Plessis (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmad, Anuj Rawat (wk), Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudessai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Karn Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Rajat Patidar*, David Willey.