Rajat Patidar on Virat Kohli: Rajat Patidar was selected for Team India for the first time after a strong performance in IPL and domestic tournaments. He says that Virat Kohli is his idol and he wants to bring intensity like him in his game. Patidar said these things in a conversation with BCCI TV a day before the start of the ODI series against South Africa. Please tell that Rajat Patidar has got a place in Team India’s squad for the India-South Africa ODI series.
Patidar says, ‘Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are my idols. Both of them are very experienced players in international cricket. When I used to see them, I used to think that how will I be able to talk to them. But he himself spoke to me. It was a memorable moment for me. This moment gave me confidence. I have learned a lot from Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Dinesh Karthik during net practice while playing for RCB. Especially from Virat Kohli, who is seen on the net with the same intensity as it is seen during the match. It is wonderful to see them. I want to bring intensity like him in my game too.
From turning dreams into reality, learning from @imVkohli , @ABdeVilliers17 to getting appreciated by @DineshKarthik, #TeamIndia @rrjjt_01 sums up his incredible journey ahead of the #INDvSA ODI series. – By @ameyatilak
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 5, 2022
This innings was the turning point
Rajat Patidar says that getting called to Team India was like a dream come true. He also said that his innings of 112 runs in the Eliminator match of IPL 2022 proved to be the turning point for his career. After the IPL, he also played one after the other in the Ranji Trophy. In IPL, where Rajat scored 333 runs in 8 matches at a batting average of 55.50. At the same time, he scored 658 runs in the last season of Ranji Trophy.