Ajay Jadeja narrated an interesting story about Harshal Patel and Rahul Tewatia. Jadeja has described a curious story almost a six-hitting competition. Moreover, used to require a place between Patel and Tewatia. They were in opposite camps during Wednesday’s Indian Premier League 2021 encounter. Between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. However, both players represent Haryana in domestic cricket.
Ajay Jadeja narrated the captain of Haryana during his last season in first-class cricket of 2013. He revealed that both Patel and Tewatia love hitting sixes and used to compete against each other over the same.
“I had told him (Harshal) back then that he has great batting ability. I remember Harshal Patel and Rahul Tewatia used to go out in the middle after practice and have a separate six-hitting competition. Tewatia didn’t play in the starting XI those days since (Yuzvendra) Chahal was part of the team,” Jadeja said.
“But I can distinctly recall that Tewatia’s sixes were nowhere close to the distance Harshal’s strokes covered. The world hasn’t seen his batting ability yet. He has all the attributes to be a good all-around player and I hope he has been practicing,” Jadeja added.
Harshal Patel is broke the record for most wickets by an uncapped player in an IPL season. He has smashed three fifties in 107 T20 matches and also has a strike rate of 149.19. Also, Patel has a best of 36 not out.
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According to Jadeja, Harshal’s stubborn nature. Also, a never-say-die attitude is among his best traits. Unable to find a place in the Gujarat team, Patel moved to Haryana. They had an impressive debut Ranji Trophy season in 2011-12, claiming 28 wickets.
“Harshal has always had the ability to perform well. And he has been working very hard on his skills in the last six-seven years. That’s why he has tasted success. He is very stubborn and wants to succeed at any cost. He never gave up. A sportsman should be stubborn. Even if the others don’t agree with you, it is important to have belief in your ability, which is evident in Harshal’s case. He is an outstanding fielder as well and he is made for the T20 format,” Jadeja said.