IPL 2021 – Delhi Capitals Ripal Patel: For 25-year-old Ripal Patel, this IPL will not only be his opportunity to showcase his talent but also to meet his idol Steve Smith. According to Patel who will be playing his maiden IPL, he is dying to meet Steve Smith.
“He is undoubtedly one of the best innovative batsmen in the world. Looking forward to meeting and learning from him. I like his style of unconventional batting which is ideally suited for T20 cricket. I am also looking forward to meeting Axar Patel and learn how to be down to earth and smile all the time despite consistent success. In all, I am very excited and thrilled to meet top national and international cricketers and use this opportunity to further improve my game and one day represent my country.”
IPL 2021 – Delhi Capitals Ripal Patel Wish List: it’s all about clicking at the right time with whatever and whenever the opportunity comes. And he wants to hit big and wants to be a match-winner on his maiden outing.
“I am very happy to play my first IPL and I am really grateful to Delhi Capitals for giving me the opportunity. DC is known to give opportunities to youngsters. So I am very hopeful that I will be in playing XI in some matches. I will be waiting for that moment and plan to seize that opportunity. What is the point in just hanging around and warming the benches as a tourist for the team. I am ready to perform for my team in whatever capacity they wish to. This lockdown period has given me the opportunity to rediscover myself as a pinch hitter. I want to hit big shots. I am not nervous about playing my first IPL. Will try hitting big shots there. I just can’t wait any longer this opportunity. I am also grateful to Ahmadabad based Professional Manager Ketul Patel for guiding me and managing my affairs” Ripal Patel told Insidesport.co in an exclusive interview.
Ripal is currently playing for Gujarat in the ongoing Vijay Harze tournament and his team has reached the semi finals where they will play thewinners between Delhi and UP. Ripal has played a few useful cameo knocks in the tournament showing his batting prowess. Ripal was sold to Delhi Capital (DC) at the base price of RS – 20,00,000