Harshal Patel is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and right-handed batsman who plays for the Indian national cricket team. His birth date was November 23rd, 1990, and his birthplace was Sanand, Gujarat. He is now 31 years old, a Patidar by caste, and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius. His full name is Harshal Vikram Patel. He made his debut with the international Indian cricket team on November 19, 2021. Before that, he was the captain of Haryana in the Ranji Trophy. “Purple Patel” is the nickname given to him by his fans. Harshal Patel’s coach, Tarak Trivedi, played an important role in his career.
Harshal’s background, education, girlfriend, wealth
There are five members of Harshal’s family, including him. His father’s name is Vikram Patel, and his mother’s name is Darshna Patel. He has siblings named Archita Patel, who is his younger sister, and Tapan Patel, who is his elder brother. Harshal’s father works for Prime Flight Aviation, due to which they shifted to the USA, but Harshal and his younger brother stayed due to Harshal’s cricket career, and his coach convinced his parents to let him stay in India to pursue his cricket career.
There are several rumours about Harshal Patel’s girlfriend. He is dating his childhood friend Devarashi Joshi and has several pictures of her on his social media account, but they haven’t made it official. Moving towards his studies, he has graduated from the H.A. College of Commerce in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
As Harshal has been playing cricket for a long period of time, his net worth is around Rs 15 crore. His bowling speed is around 135 KPH.
He was impressive while he was playing for Gujrat in the category of Under-19. Harshal earned his List-A breakthrough for Gujarat in 2008-09 following a stellar performance in the Junior National Vinoo Mankad Trophy, when he took 23 wickets at an amazing average of 11, but was ignored by the selectors for the first-class side.
After that, Harshal moved to Haryana and practised and developed his skills under former England cricketer Ian Pont. After struggling for a long time, he finally made his first-class debut for the team Haryana. The match was against Delhi in 2011. At the end of the season, he took 28 wickets in 7 games.
While his first-class performance decreased in the interim, he rebounded strongly in the 2015-16 season. His 22 Ranji Trophy wickets in 2015-16 were supplemented by a total of 13 wickets in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, when he also took his first List A five-for.
IPL and International Debut
The international debut of Harshal Patel is full of ups and downs as he made his debut at the age of 31 against New Zealand in November 2021 and was awarded the man of the match award in the very first match of his career as he picked up 2/25 against the Kiwis.
Harshal Patel also represented India in the 2010 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. After that, he was quickly signed by the Mumbai Indians for the IPL 2010, where he did not get a single chance to play. Later, in IPL 2012, he played for Royal Challengers Banglore and played for RCB till 2017.
Harshal, on the other hand, was mostly regarded as a backup seamer in the franchise’s setup, rather than a first-choice option. He did not participate in the 2013 IPL, but the franchise acquired him back for INR 40 lakh in the 2014 player auction. After that, he played for Delhi for three years (2018–2020). He has also taken Hatrick in vivo IPL 2021.
Harshal Patel made his IPL breakthrough in the 2012 season and has played in 41 matches in seven seasons ever since. Harshal has never quite made enough of an impression to be a regular in an IPL match, but he has done enough to earn a spot in the team for the upcoming edition. Harshal has a good strike rate, but his economics have been a concern for him. In the IPL, his average economy is 8.66. To become a regular member of the Delhi franchise, Harshal must labour on a low-cost basis.
Harshal Patel, in IPL 2022, achieved a rare feat and became only the second player to do so in the history of the IPL. He bowled brilliantly with two maiden overs in his four-over spell in which he took two wickets and gave 11 runs against KKR. Previously, his teammate Mohd. Siraj was the only bowler who bowled two maiden overs in the history of the IPL in season 2020.