Rajat Patidar: RCB’s Batting Star

Rajat Patidar

Rajat Patidar is an Indian batting sensation who rose to nationwide fame after his exploits with the bat for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The swashbuckling right handed batsman plays in the IPL for RCB and plays domestic cricket for Madhya Pradesh. 

Here Are Some Interesting Tidbits About Rajat Patidar

Rajat Patidar was born in Madhya Pradesh 

Indian cricketer Result Patidar was born on 1 June 1993 in a Hindu family in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. Rajat Patidar is a middle-order batsman and is also known for right-handed off-break bowling. Rajat Patidar’s father’s name is Manohar Patidar. Rajat Patidar has a brother whose name is Mahendra Patidar and his sister’s name is Sunita Patidar.

Rajat Patidar started playing cricket in school

Rajat Patidar has done his education from Madhya Pradesh. He received his primary school education from New Digamber Public School. Later he received his further college education from Guru Vashishtha College. He loved playing cricket during his school and college days, and it was from here that he learned to play cricket.

Rajat Patidar started serious cricket coaching when he was 8

The beginning of Rajat Patidar’s cricket career was not easy. He has worked hard throughout his career. His family has also supported him a lot towards cricket. When Rajat Patidar was 8 years old, his grandfather got him admitted to the Cricket Academy. 

Rajat Patidar started his cricket life as an off spinner

After that, Rajat Patidar started his career as a bowler but as he progressed, his batting also kept improving. Later, after playing Under-15 for Rajat Patidar Madhya Pradesh, he learned to give more emphasis on batting than bowling. It was from here that Rajat Patidar gradually started improving in cricket.

Sachin Tendulakar is Rajat Patidar’s idol

Rajat Patidar’s favorite player is Sachin Tendulkar. He considers Sachin Tendulkar as his idol and also likes to play like Sachin Tendulkar.

Rajat Patidar is a football fan

Apart from cricket, Rajat Patidar also likes to play football, he always plays football in his free time.

Rajat Patidar made his first class debut in 2015

After continuous great performances at the junior level, Rajat Patidar got a chance to play for Madhya Pradesh in Ranji Trophy where he made his debut in first class cricket in 2015.

After this, he made his debut in Zonal T20 League T20 cricket for Madhya Pradesh on 8 January 2018. From here, Rajat Patidar’s career continued to improve and flourish.

Rajat Patidar was the top scorer of the 2018 Ranji Trophy

The year 2018 Ranji Trophy was very memorable for Rajat Patidar, he was the highest scorer in the tournament by scoring 713 runs in 8 matches while playing for Madhya Pradesh.

After this, Rajat Patidar was included in the India Blue team in the Duleep Trophy in the year 2019. Rajat Patidar’s performance here was excellent.

Rajat Patidar made his IPL debut in 2021

After brilliant performances in the Duleep Trophy and Ranji Trophy, in the year 2021, the Royal Challengers Bangalore team included Rajat Patidar in their team at the base price of Rs 20 lakhs. Rajat Patidar made his IPL debut on 9 April 2021 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Chennai Super Kings. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to leave a major mark in the tournament, scoring 71 runs in four matches.

Rajat Patidar exploded in IPL 2022

After a forgettable IPL 2021 season, the Royal Challengers Bangalore team once again included Rajat Patidar in their team at the base price of Rs. 20 Lakhs. He was signed on as a replacement for the injured Lavnith Sisodia.

However, Rajat Patidar’s performance in the year 2022 was excellent. He scored a brilliant century in the eliminator match against Royal Challengers Bangalore Lucknow Supergiants and played an important role in taking the team to the second qualifying match. Rajesh Patidar was also the man of the match in this match. Overall, Rajat Patidar scored 333 runs in eight matches during the tournament. He averaged 55.50 and scored two half centuries and a century. 

The Royal Challengers Bangalore retained Rajat Patidar for IPL 2023 as well. Unfortunately, Rajat Patidar suffered an Achilles tendon injury and was ruled out of the tournament.

Rajat Patidar’s net worth is substantial

Rajat Patidar has made a good amount of money throughout his cricket career. His current net worth is estimated to be around Rs. 5 crores. The majority of that wealth has come from his IPL contract. As long as Rajat Patidar continues to perform the way he performed in 2022, his net worth is expected to consistently increase.

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