“Rajat Patidar’s absence put a lot of pressure on Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Faf du Plessis” – Tom Moody

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had a backwards IPL 2023. Faf du Plessis failed to reach the playoffs despite winning 7 games out of 14. The team missed the services of dynamic hitter Rajat Patidar (injured). Rajat Patidar he had scored 404 runs in 12 matches at an average of 40.40 and played invaluable shots for the team.

Expectations were high from RCB, who had a brilliant pace attack in the form of Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel, but Harshal was taken to the dry cleaners. Mohammed Siraj had an excellent season, he took 19 wickets in 14 matches with a staggering 7.5 economy and an average of 19.74.

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RCB management should have gone for an Indian cricketer as a replacement for dashing batsman Rajat Patidar instead of left-arm pacer Wayne Parnell. The team should have used Dinesh Karthik in the middle order instead of a finalist who had a forgettable IPL season.

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Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis would be crestfallen as the duo not only did most of the scoring but dictated the terms against the opposition. It will not be wrong to say that Faf du Plessis can get a national call-up that showed great mental application.

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RCB were challenged when Rajat Patidar was unavailable – Tom Moody

Tom Moody was having an interaction with ESPNcricinfo. Tom Moody noted that Rajat Patidar played a key role while batting at number 3 as there was great pressure on Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell. However, Tom Moody said that the trio played very well.

“RCB was challenged from the start of the tournament when Patidar was unavailable, the key figure at number three. He exposed his hitting and put enormous pressure on his big three,” Tom Moody said.

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“Patidar’s absence put a lot of pressure on Kohli, Maxwell and Faf, but they absorbed that pressure and played particularly well.” added.

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