Out-of-favour India opener Gautam Gambhir has been retained captain of the Delhi team for the upcoming Ranji season as the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) announced a 15-member squad for the one-day Vijay Hazare trophy to be played in Himachal Pradesh.
Senior all-rounder Rajat Bhatia today took a mild dig at Kolkata Knight Riders by stating that every member of Rajasthan Royals were aware about the equation of Super Over but he was unaware whether KKR knew that two runs off last ball would have clinched the issue.
Having played a key part in Rajasthan Royals` opening win in the seventh edition of IPL, all-rounder Rajat Bhatia says he is relishing the prospect of shouldering a "more responsible" role with his new franchise.
Unmukt Chand, Jagrit Anand and Milind Kumar struck fighting half centuries in Delhi`s five-wicket win over Himachal Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy (North Zone) at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Monday. Out of form Virender Sehwag pulled out of the game at the last minute owing to "sickness".
Experienced campaigner Rajat Bhatia hit an unbeaten 158 and combined with lower-order batsmen to propel Delhi to a huge 442 all out against Odisha, who were trailing by 321 runs at the end of second day in their Ranji Trophy Group A match, here on saturday.
Virender Sehwag`s awful form continued but Mithun Manhas (92) and Rajat Bhatia (unbeaten 71) struck half-centuries to ensure that Delhi reach a respectable 268 for six against Odisha on day one of their Ranji trophy Group A match, here on Friday.
Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders` morale was high after the now-fit skipper Gautam Gambhir arrived here and took part in the nets today, two days before the IPL-VI opener against Delhi Daredevils.
Skipper Rajat Bhatia led from the front with a superb all-round show as favourites Delhi overcame a spirited challenge from Jammu and Kashmir winning by four wickets in their opening North Zone leg encounter of the Vijay Hazare National One Day championship.
Mohit Sharma cashed in on dropped chances to notch up his maiden first-class hundred as Delhi piled on the misery for Tamil Nadu by declaring their first innings on 555 for four in their Ranji Trophy Group B match here on Sunday.
Veteran Rajat Bhatia score an excellent unbeaten 133 to ensure that Delhi did not get out in their first innings against Baroda which gave both the teams one point each after the match ended in a dull draw.
Having lost to Uttar Pradesh in the opening match at Ghaziabad, hosts Delhi came back strongly as they defeated minnows Odisha by 10 wickets in the second round Ranji Trophy encounter to get a bonus points along with six for the outright win
Rajat Bhatia was on Saturday named captain of 15-member Delhi squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy All India Knockout tournament, to be played in Mumbai. Delhi will take on Railways in the quarter-finals on March 24.