IPL 2022: Getting the role of death bowler at RCB, changed my career, says Harshal Patel
IPL 2022: India pacer Harshal Patel said bowling in the death overs for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 transformed his career.
Harshal was a part of the Delhi Capitals’ IPL 2020 team before being traded to RCB ahead of the 2021 season.
“I spent six years of my initial IPL career with RCB. Then three years with Delhi Capitals, then they traded me. And I was very surprised. Because I believed Delhi will keep me as a backup option,” said Harshal Patel The RCB Podcast.
“And I didn’t think they will let me go, but luckily, they decided to let me go. RCB was very keen on bringing me on board from what I heard.
“I got the role of a death bowler in this stint and obviously, it changed my career,” he added.
Meanwhile, RCB paid Rs 10.75 crore for Harshal Patel at the IPL mega auction 2022.
Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga (Rs 10.75 crore), Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood (Rs 7.75 crore). And South African veteran batsman Faf du Plessis (Rs 7 crore) also bought by the franchise.
To strengthen its lineup, RCB acquired veteran India wicketkeeper batter Dinesh Karthik (Rs 5.5 crore), wicketkeeper-hitter Anuj Rawat (Rs 3.4 crore), left-arm orthodox spinner and left-hand batsman Shahbaz Ahamad (Rs 2.4 crore), and West Indies all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford (Rs 1 crore).