IPL 2023: Royal Challenger’s Anuj Rawat, the rookie batsman, and wicket-keeper for Bangalore, had a major impact on the game against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday, May 14. In a crucial Indian Premier League match, Rawat, playing under pressure, exploded for 29 runs off just 11 balls in the first innings. In the second innings of the match, where Rajasthan Royals lost, the keeper-batter took a fantastic catch and then executed a brilliant run-out.

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Rajasthan scored just 59 runs during their innings, which is the third-lowest total in the Indian Premier League’s history. After the game, Rawat claimed that he hadn’t anticipated Rajasthan to lose so badly. In response to a question regarding his influence with the bat, Rawat stated that he was confident in his ability to impact because he has been training for the same job in the RCB nets.

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“This is what I have practiced before the season, and I was confident of making some impact, and that’s what I did. Rajasthan has been playing really well and did not expect Rajasthan to do this (capitulate). This is a game of cricket, and anything can happen. Before this game, NRR was on the negative side, and now it is positive, which is very good for us. We will go one game at a time from here.”

Rawat said at the post-match press conference

The batter had previously received criticism from the RCB coach for not developing as quickly as anticipated. Still, on this particular day, he disproved him and contributed to RCB scoring a respectable total on the sluggish Jaipur pitch.

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With a 112-run victory, RCB increased their Net Run Rate and advanced up the IPl points table.

Shahbaz Ahmed replaced Dinesh Karthik as the Impact Player at the start of the second inning. Why Dinesh Karthik did not take the field and keep wickets for RCB has perplexed fans. Karthik has a history of failing to keep wickets despite being in the batting order this season.

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Dinesh Karthik batted in the first innings of their most recent match against the Mumbai Indians, which they lost, but he did not leave the field to keep wickets. According to RCB coach Sanjay Bangar, Karthik experienced dehydration and threw up during his final innings after scoring a 30-run knock against MI. With half-centuries from all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and captain Du Plessis, RCB dominated the game from the outset.

The middle of the order faltered again, but wicketkeeper-batter Anuj Rawat scored 29 runs in 11 balls toward the game’s conclusion to push Bangalore over the 170-run threshold. After their victory, RCB moved up the IPL points chart, and they are currently ranked sixth.

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