IPL 2022: Rajat Patidar, who scored the game-winning run for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2022 Eliminator, is having one of his greatest seasons on the field. A fact that he wasn’t scheduled to play cricket in May since he was going to get married.
The 28-year-old went unsold in the IPL big auction earlier this month. He had no major cricketing events scheduled in the country during the cash-rich tournament, and the cricketer’s family decided to take advantage of his vacation from the sport by marrying him.
However, destiny had some other plans for Rajat. The right-handed batter was called up by RCB as a replacement for the injured Luvnith Sisodia on April 3 after a few matches of the ongoing IPL season.
The batter from Madhya Pradesh did not disappoint, seizing the opportunity with both hands. On Wednesday, he delivered a match-winning knock when it mattered most for RCB in the Eliminator against Lucknow Super Giants.
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“We have chosen a girl from Ratlam for him. The plan was to get him married on May 9. It was supposed to be a small function and I had booked a hotel too in Indore,” Manohar Patidar, Rajat’s father, quoted.
Patidar will marry in July, after finishing his duties with the MP team in the Ranji Trophy knockout stages. On June 6, Madhya Pradesh will face Punjab in the quarter-finals.
“The marriage was not supposed to be a grand affair, so we didn’t get invitation cards printed. I have booked a hotel for limited guests but the booking has been advanced as we plan to hold the function in July once he is free from his responsibility with the Madhya Pradesh Ranji team,” he added.