Harshal Patel: I would love to take the wicket of AB de Villiers
By Sarita Dey
on Thu May 20 2021
After playing in the IPL for nine long years. Harshal Patel now only yearns for the wicket of his Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB) teammate AB de Villiers.
Harshal Patel has stated he has already picked up all of his “dream wickets” – Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli – in the IPL. He hopes to never play against the RCB in the future, but if that happens, De Villiers’ scalp will be the one he’ll target.
Harshal Patel made his IPL debut way back in 2012 and he went on to represent the Virat Kohli-led franchise for the next 5 years.
Patel joined Delhi Capitals in 2018 before he once again rejoined RCB ahead of the 2021 season.
“I’ve already got my dream wickets. I had dismissed Sachin Tendulkar back in 2011. I have also taken the wicket of MS Dhoni twice and Kohli once. All these are my dream wickets. I hope I never play against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the future but if that happens, I would love to take the wicket of AB de Villiers,” Patel told India TV.
Harshal was one of the reasons behind RCB’s success this season, and yet he had a couple of off games. Against Chennai Super Kings, Harshal was at the receiving end of a bludgeoning inning from Ravindra Jadeja, who smashes the bowler for 37 runs in the final over of the innings. Still, Harshal did not lose his focus, highlighting Virat Kohli’s role in the same and how the RCB skipper takes pride in celebrating his teammates’ success.