Rajat Bhatia Biography
Rajat Bhatia is a seasoned campaigner in domestic cricket who never quite made it to the highest level. Despite being one of the most consistent players in domestic cricket, the chance for higher honours never came.
He had played for the India under-19 side, and though he played his age group cricket for Delhi, he moved to Tamil Nadu to start his domestic career in 1999-2000. In 2003, he moved back to Delhi and has remained one of their pillars ever since. During their Ranji Trophy triumph in 2007-08, Bhatia scored 525 runs at an average of 47.72 and snaring 26 scalps at 12.65, thus establishing himself as one India’s domestic champions.
Bhatia is an accurate bowler known for his variations in pace. Already a slow-medium paced bowler, he takes the pace off the ball even more, making it almost impossible for batsmen to play big shots against him.
In the Indian Premier League (IPL), he has found his identity as a bowler who keeps it tight in the middle overs. He represented the Delhi Daredevils and the Kolkata Knight Riders, where he was a crucial cog in the 2012 title triumph. Rajasthan Royals picked Bhatia at the IPL 2014 auctions.
He was named in India’s 30-man probables list for the ICC World T20 2014.
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