‘Prove what you are ’ – Fans overjoyed as Rajat Patidar makes his India ODI debut vs South Africa

Indian Cricket Fans take to Twitter to react after Rajat Patidar became the latest ODI player for India after making his debut during the final game against South Africa on Thursday.

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India and South Africa are set to play the final ODI in Paarl on Tuesday. KL Rahul and his side began the series with a huge win by 8 wickets during the first game in Johannesburg. South Africa came back to win the second game in Gqeberha by 8 wickets to level the series at 1-1.

Tony De Zorzi scored his maiden ODI century to power the home side to a comfortable win. Ahead of the final ODI of the year, the Indian team made two changes to their team. Washington Sundar came in for Kuldeep Yadav who has been given a rest to recharge his batteries.

Rajat Patidar was the second change as the 30-year-old is making his ODI debut for India. Opener Ruturaj Gaikwad was rested for the game after he suffered a finger injury during the second ODI on Tuesday.

Rajat Patidar makes his ODI debut for India –

It was a huge day for Indian cricket fans after KL Rahul announced that Rajat Patidar is set to make his ODI debut for India. The 30-year-old Madhya Pradesh batter becomes the 255th player to play in the ODI format for the Indian team.

It is quite interesting to note that the Indian Cricket Team has handed out debut caps in each of the two previous games. Sai Sudarshan made his ODI debut during the first game in Johannesburg on Sunday and scored a match-winning half-century.

Rinku Singh then got his debut cap when he played the second ODI Gqeberha on Tuesday. While Rinku Singh didn’t light up his first game with the bat, he made it a memorable debut nonetheless. The 26-year-old got the wicket of Rassie Van Der Dussen which is first in international cricket.

Rajat Patidar has played a total of 58 List A games for Madhya Pradesh and scored 1963 runs. The 30-year-old has hit 3 centuries with a best of 158 and possesses an average of 36.5 with a strike just under 100. Once the news was confirmed Indian Cricket Fans took to Twitter and reacted with glee.

Here’s how the fans reacted –


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