RCB vs CSK: No Shubman Gill!! Brett Lee names Indian batsman who looks like Virat Kohli

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Former Australian pacer Brett Lee couldn’t help but express his admiration for Rajat PatidarThe masterful cover tour during the exciting IPL 2024 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Capitals (DC) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Patidar put in a stellar performance in the must-see IPL 2024 clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Capitals (DC) on Sunday, May 12. His fifth half-century of the season came at a very significant time when RCB needed that innings against DC.

Batting at number 4, the 30-year-old batsman played an impressive knock of 53 runs in 32 overs riddled with three boundaries and many maximums to help RCB post a competitive total of 187/9 on the board against Delhi. Later, Yash Dayal’s three-wicket haul helped RCB register a 47-run win over DC.

Brett Lee amazed by Rajat Patidar’s masterful cover against DC

During the crucial IPL 2024 match, Patidar’s cover against DC pacer Mukesh Kumar left commentators and fans in awe of the RCB batsman. The right-handed hitter executed the coverage with such perfection that Brett Lee himself compared it to the way Virat Kohli play delicately.

After RCB’s impressive 47-run win over DC in Bengaluru, the former Australian speedster and commentator said that even spectators might have been mistaken in believing that it was Kohli who played the shot with such precision and beauty.

Lee further mentioned that Patidar’s cover campaign was simply exemplary and hopes that the Madhya Pradesh batsman continues to maintain his current form and provide valuable contributions to RCB in their quest to qualify for the IPL 2024 playoffs.

Brett Lee said on Jio Cinema: “Well, the other thing too is that if you just turn on your device, you would immediately think it’s Kohli. It’s his fifth half-century this season, you know, we know he played Test cricket but it took him a while to get going.”

“But the best thing is that that cover that he played when we were commentating on the air, I mean, it’s the best thing ever. It’s a pleasure to see that he’s found his form. Uh, hopefully, he can continue.” .”

Rajat Patidar finds his rhythm in IPL 2024

Notably, Rajat Patidar has stepped into the shoes of all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, and is now confidently taking on the spinners effortlessly in the ongoing IPL 2024. He has already smashed more than 20 sixes against the Spinners this season.

With his impressive innings of 52 runs against DC, Patidar now has 320 runs to his name in 13 matches with an incredible strike rate of over 179. On the other hand, it was RCB’s fifth consecutive win in the ongoing IPL 2024, and took them to fifth place in the standings with 12 points in 13 games they played so far in the league.

RCB will now have to beat defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their final league match on May 18 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru to have any chance of qualifying for the IPL 2024 playoffs.