Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Faf Du Plessis has already said that Harshal Patel is his key bowler and he is completely dependent on the Indian bowler for pressure situations in the ongoing IPL 2022.
Well, he is also meeting the expectations and delivering his best in the tournament. In the ongoing IPL 2022, the Indian pacer is doing a great job with the ball, taking 19 wickets in 14 appearances so far.
Well, Patel’s numbers might not be very impressive, but he has taken his 19 wickets at an economy of 7.56, and he once again showed his brilliance in the IPL 2022 Eliminator against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on May 25 at Eden Garden in Kolkata.
Given his consistent performance for the past two seasons, Virender Sehwag believes that Patel deserves to get INR 14–15 crore in the IPL.
Sehwag said on Cricbuzz: “We always talk about how (Rahul) Tewatia does justice to his INR 10 crore tag because he won matches for his side (Gujarat Titans). Harshal's price tag is still quite low, the way he has bowled for Bangalore. He has saved matches for the side, so I think even the INR 10.75 price tag is less for him. He should be in the INR 14-15 crore category.”
He signed off by saying, “He's bowling in slog overs, he is getting the wickets and saving matches. Sometimes, he even sets the tone for the game when he bowls the initial overs, conceding a lesser amount of runs and taking wickets. So, I think he also deserves to be in that bracket of category. Now, they have qualified for Qualifier 2, and maybe RCB can give him a bonus.”
(With Cricbuzz Inputs)