MUMBAI: A month before the second season of the Indian Premier League, Rudra Pratap Singh was in Cuttack, playing the Deodhar Trophy. It was then that he confessed, “I am eyeing the purple cap. I missed out last year, but this time I will break my back to get what I want.”
What RP wants, RP tries to get and RP is now close to getting there. Just one wicket shy from the purple cap holder, the left arm seamer from Uttar Pradesh is now on cloud nine after he got the call for the T20 World Cup.
Out of the reckoning all of last year for a lack lustre performance, RP has utilized the bouncy tracks of South African wickets to get back into the race. And with Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s calming influence, the hot blooded pacer may just find the seaming conditions of England perfect for his kind of bowling.