IND vs ENG, 4th Test: 'Biggest Scam Ever In Indian Cricket' - Fans Slam Rajat Patidar For His 6-Ball Duck In India's 192-Run Chase

IND vs ENG, 4th Test: 'Biggest Scam Ever In Indian Cricket' - Fans Slam Rajat Patidar For His 6-Ball Duck In India's 192-Run Chase

Rajat Patidar has had an unforgettable debut Test series, scoring only 64 runs across six innings thus far.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 12:05 AM IST
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Rajat Patidar | Credits: Twitter

India batter Rajat Patidar yet again failed to deliver with the bat during India's 192-run chase on Day 4 of the ongoing fourth Test at JSCA Cricket Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Monday, Febraury 26.

Patidar walked out to bat after Rohit Sharma's dismissal and joined Shubman Gill at the crease to carry on India's run-chase following two quick wickets. After his poor returns in the first innings, many were expecting him to be at the crease for the remaining overs of the first session to keep India's ship in good stead.

However, Rajat Patidar had a short stay at the crease as young rookie spinner Shoaib Bashir dismissed him for a six-ball duck. Patidar edged Shoaib Bashir's drifted-in bouncer as he pressed forward, hit the pad and Ollie Pope took the catch at backward point.

Following his dismissal, Indian cricket fans slammed Rajat Patidar for his repeated failures and failing to produce an impactful performance with the bat despite getting the opportunity to play for Team India in Test cricket after toiling hard in domestic cricket.

Fans expressed their disappointment for his failure to perform when the needed him the most. Many questioned 'over-hyping' Rajat Patidar while others want Team India management to drop him from the playing XI for the Dharamshala Test.

Here's how fans reacted to Rajat Patidar's six-ball duck

Rajat Patidar likely to be dropped for Dharamshala Test

Rajat have has had a forgettable debut Test series against England. Patidar made his Test debut in Vizag and had a decent outing in the first innings as he scored 32 off 78 balls. In the second innings, he was dismissed for 9 runs.

In the Rajkot Test, Rajat Patidar had absymal outing as he managed to score only five runs across two innings. In the Ranchi Test, Patidar was trapped with LBW for 17 runs in the first innings. In the second innings, the 30-year-old was dismissed for 0 runs.

In the three Tests of the ongoing series against England, Rajat Patidar scored only 63 at an average of 10.50 across six innings thus far. With his poor returns, Rajat Patidar is likely to be dropped for Dharamshala Test.

KL Rahul is expected to return to action for the fifth and final Test of the series and he will be replacing Patidar in the playing XI.

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