Despite the Royal Challengers Bangalore ending up on the losing side against the Chennai Super Kings, the Faf du Plessis-led side has unearthed an excellent talent in IPL. Suyash Prabhudessai replaced Harshal Patel in the playing XI and made the best use of the opportunity to shine on the biggest of stages. The right-hander who plays for Goa in the domestic tournaments was handed his maiden IPL cap and he immediately was in the action with a terrific run out to send back Moeen Ali.
Prabhudessai was fielding in the point region when Moeen played a cut shot into the gap between the short third man and point region. The 24-year-old dived in the air to stop a boundary and effected a run-out as well at the batting crease with a bullet throw to the wicketkeeper. Apart from that, Prabhudessai was quite brilliant in the field and had caught the eyes of the commentators who were in awe of his supreme fielding skills.
Coming into bat at number six, Prabhudessai had a big job on his hands with a daunting target, and he was quite aware of the increasing required run rate. He managed to play an excellent knock of 34 off just 18 deliveries at a strike rate of 188.89 and kept his side in the hunt with a crucial partnership with Shahbaz Ahmed for the fifth wicket. He hit five fours and a six in his quickfire innings and he would rather be delighted with his own performance on his IPL debut even if it did not help his side to victory.
Here are a few facts you need to know about Suyash Prabhudessai:
1. Suyash Prabhudessai was born on December 6, 1997.
2. Prabhudessai made his List A debut for Goa against Bengal at Chennai in the 2017 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
3. Prabhudessai made his first-class debut for Goa in the Ranji Trophy fixture against Haryana in 2018 after an impressive performance in the Vijay Hazare.
4. Prabhudessai made his Twenty20 debut for Goa in the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy against Sikkim.
5. The right-hander has a strike rate of 150.47 in 23 T20 games and has scored a one-half century as well.
6. The batting all-rounder earned his maiden IPL contract in 2021 with RCB for his base price of INR 20 Lakh but did not get a game.
7. He was picked up again in IPL 2022 mega auction by RCB for INR 30 Lakh after DC showed interest in him.