In the 14th season of the Indian Premier League, Virat Kohli’s team started with a win. In the first match, RCB defeated Rohit Sharma’s team by 2 wickets with the help of Harshal. Virat Kohli impressed by Harshal Patel and admires him
After RCB captain Virat Kohli’s victory, fast bowler Harshal Patel has been praised. Virat Kohli has said that Harshal Patel’s role in the team is going to be very important.
In the match against Mumbai Indians, RCB included Harshal Patel in Playing 11 instead of Navdeep Saini. This first seemed to prove to be wrong when Harshal spent 15 runs in his first over.
But in the death over, Harshal made a great comeback. In the 16th, 18th, and 20th overs, Harshal took 5 wickets for just 12 runs. In this way, Harshal became the first bowler to take five wickets against Mumbai after spending 27 runs in four overs.
Team strengthened by Harshal’s arrival
Virat Kohli has praised Harshal after this performance. Captain Kohli said, “Harshal Patel has played his role very well. Harshal Patel is going to be our death over bowler. The strength that the team has got with the arrival of Harshal Patel has strengthened our team immensely.”
Harshal Patel has returned to the RCB team in the 14th season. Earlier, Harshal Patel was a part of the Delhi Capitals. Harshal Patel, however, started his career in the IPL with RCB only. It is clear from the kind of performance that Harshal Patel has given in the first match, that he will be the priority of the team in the coming matches rather than Navdeep Saini.