The former South African captain and Royal Challengers Bangalore player AB De Villiers shares with whom he would like to give his retired jersey. In an event, conducted before the start of IPL 2023, Royal Challengers Bangalore retired the jersey of Chris Gayle and AB De Villiers. When a question was asked to him whom he want to give his retired jersey number. He answered as RCB’s ‘The Pata Man’. The Pata man is Rajat Patidar.
AB De Villiers on Rajat Patidar
“That’s a tough question. Maybe Rajat Patidar. ‘The Pata Man’. I gave him that nickname. He looks good. He will be a stalwart for RCB in the future. I want to give it to a youngster, maybe Rajat,”
AB De Villiers further added that
“Always. I knew it was going to happen (Du Plessis to RCB). Faf is the perfect fit. I think he is going to bring us a trophy. I think he is very happy. When he arrived here, he realized why I have always been so happy over the years,”. said
He thinks that his South African teammate and former CSK player Faf Du Plessis is the perfect person to bring the trophy for RCB. He said Faf can win the IPL Trophy for the first time for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Rajat Patidar, the Madhya Pradesh batsman ruled out of the Indian Premier League. He scored a amazing knock in the eliminator against Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 22. RCB did not qualify for the finals of IPL 22 despite making it to qualifier 2.