Rajat Patidar

Rajat Patidar’s season-long absence dealt Royal Challengers Bangalore a setback on Tuesday (April 4). The 29-year-old batter was receiving treatment at the NCA for an Achilles’ heel issue.

The Madhya Pradesh hitter was previously expected to be available to play for RCB at some point this season, but they have now been dealt a devastating blow. Last season, Patidar, who was brought in as a replacement player, had a significant impact, scoring 333 runs at a strike rate of over 150.