Patidar's cover drive was just like one from Virat Kohli: Brett Lee

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 5/14/2024 9:32:39 AM

May 13 Brett Lee was in awe of the cover drive from Rajat Patidar during his innings during the RCB vs DC match in Bengaluru on May 12, Sunday and compared it to the one from Virat Kohli. Patidar continued his form against Delhi as he came to RCB's rescue with his 5th fifty of the campaign. Amidst some of the brilliant shots he played was a cover drive he hit off Mukesh Kumar's bowling in the 5th over of the game, which had left the pundits in awe. Lee, while talking to JioCinema, after RCB's 47-run win on Sunday said that if someone was watching the highlights, they would think it was a shot from Virat Kohli. The Aussie pacer said that the shot was as good as it gets and is hoping that Patidar can continue his form. "Well, the other thing, too, is that if you're just flicked on your device, you'd think that's Kohli right away." "It's his 5th 50 this season, you know, we know he's played test cricket, but it took him a while to get going. But the great thing is that that cover drive he played that when we were on air commentating about I mean, that is as good as it gets. So good to see that he's found some form. Uh, hopefully it can continue," said Lee. Patidar had a rather slow start to the IPL 2024 season as he was coming into the campaign on the back of a lacklustre India vs England Test series. The MP batter had to step in as RCB were having an issue with the poor form of Glenn Maxwell. Patidar has taken up the role of Maxwell and has started to attack the spinners with ease and has hit more than 20 sixes against spin this season. Patidar, with his 52 against DC, has now scored 320 runs from 13 matches with a strike-rate of more than 179. Patidar will be key to RCB's chances of making it to the playoffs as they will face CSK in their final league game on May 18 in Bengaluru.


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