The fact that Patidar went from surprising Chandrakant Pandit in the Ranji Trophy to competing with Virat Kohli in intense IPL matches says a lot about his temperament and consistency.
Rajat Patidar, 30, is included in the Indian Test team for the match against England. Even though it doesn’t appear likely that he will make the playing eleven, it shows how well India’s local cricket system produces experienced players.
The fact that Patidar was able to hold his own with Virat Kohli in intense IPL matches after impressing Chandrakant Pandit during the Ranji Trophy for Madhya Pradesh says everything about his temperament and consistency. However, what distinguishes him from other national candidates? Experienced coach and pundit Vijay Dahiya says Patidar’s ability to turn beginnings into massive hundreds is crucial.
Rajat has a knack for hitting huge hundreds. It is one thing to be hungry, but quite another to carry out the plan. A player is above average if, in the India A vs England Lions scenario, they are scoring 151 out of 227 for the team. Because he sees the ball early and plays it late, he has plenty of time when bowling against bowlers in the 140-click zone,” Dahiya was cited by TOI.
Although Patidar is not very tall, he stands out due to his straight posture and accurate awareness of his off-stump. Dahiya emphasized the value of giving batters a little extra time so they can use a variety of strokes.
In the Patidar vs Sarfaraz Khan selection discussion, Dahiya clarified that Patidar has an advantage over Sarfaraz because of his skill against quick bowling, even if Sarfaraz has a higher average and more runs per game.
Play the Red Ball and White Ball games separately: Dahiya
The argument about how too much domestic cricket stunts a player’s growth is not new. While Dahiya concedes that poor habits might develop, he contends that players who play in higher leagues—like the IPL and India A—get a better understanding of what it takes to compete at a higher level.
“Yes, you shouldn’t mix red and white ball games, but the IPL lets you know how you perform against the best players.” While Sarfaraz’s troubles against quick bowling are evident to everybody, Rajat’s century in the IPL playoff was achieved in a challenging scenario,” he continued.
The issue of whether Patidar can make the adjustment well looms as he approaches his Test debut. But Dahiya has faith in his abilities.
“At thirty years old or older, Rajat understands that, in contrast to a younger person who may have a second shot, this is his only opportunity, should he be granted it. He would prefer not to squander it. He is an excellent player in the game.”