Harshal Patel reveals Virat Kohli’s text message after RCB paid INR 10.75 crore for him. Patel won the purple cap in IPL 2021, which prompted many teams to bid on him in the auction.
Harshal Patel rose to prominence after taking 17 wickets in 15 appearances for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 2015 Indian Premier League. However, he only appeared in 18 games until 2020, when he played for the Delhi Capitals from 2018 to 2020. However, after the IPL 2020, he was traded to RCB, which proved to be a career-defining moment for him.
Patel returned with 32 wickets in 15 appearances for RCB, assisting the team in securing a playoff spot in the IPL 2021. In a recent interview, he recalled the IPL 2022 mega auction, in which RCB CEO Prathamesh Mishra raised the paddle to secure his services. Harshal Patel also stated that his wife believes his selling price will soon be in the double digits. RCB continued to bid on him until he was purchased for INR 10.75 crores.
Harshal recalls Kohli’s message.
After the auction, Harshal Patel revealed that he received a message from Virat Kohli. The former India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain congratulated him on landing a lucrative contract. In addition to this interaction, Patel believes that success and recognition after many ups and downs in life is the most gratifying thing for him.
“I was in the room (2022 Auction time) when I received a message from Virat Kohli saying, ‘Congratulations on winning the lottery.’ ‘Yeah bro, I won the lottery,’ I said. Way above and beyond my expectations. ‘Yeah, very well deserved,’ he replied. “You’ve given your prime of your life to something, and then it bears fruit after so many ups and downs, and that is the most satisfying thing for me,” Patel added.