The IPL 2022 season is at the business end and we have witnessed one of the finest innings by an uncapped player in the IPL. Rajat Patidar was toying with the LSG bowlers and got RCB to the victory. He scored an unbeaten 112* off 54 balls. Rajat has been having a great run in the SMAT and the VJT domestic leagues. So, amazing performance in the IPL was always on track. The motto of the IPL is “Where Talent meets Opportunity” and Rajat’s story does justify the motto. Here is an in-depth look at other uncapped, young players who have scored a hundred in the IPL:
1) Manish Pandey Plays for LSG in IPL 2022:
Manish Pandey was the first Indian and the first uncapped player to score an IPL hundred. He walked into the RCB squad after a successful U-19 campaign in Malaysia back in 2008. This team had an elite group of players like Virat Kohli, Siddharth Kaul, Ravindra Jadeja, Pradeep Sangwan, and Saurabh Tiwari. He played for LSG in IPL 2022.
This was the best endorsement for the IPL as an uncapped, young Indian was smashing the pros of the game. His hundred came against the Deccan Chargers. He scored a whopping 114 runs from 73 balls and remained unbeaten. The illustrious cover drives that Pandey is famous for, were on display that afternoon. It was a day game and Pandey made the Gilchrist-led team chase leather-like never before. Current stats of Pandey after a successful career in the IPL are as follow: