IPL 2019: Rahul Tripathi hammers maiden fifty of the season

Rajasthan Royals acquired the Rahul Tripathi's services for a mind-boggling Rs 3.4 crores - 17 times his base price of Rs 20 Lakhs.

Rahul Tripathi spearheaded Rajasthan Royals' chase with a quickfire half-century.   -  IPL

Rahul Tripathi spearheaded Rajasthan Royals' run chase with his maiden fifty in this edition of the IPL. He reached the landmark with a single off Ashwin. He was eventually caught by Agarwal.

Tripathi struck four boundaries during his 45-ball 50. The 28-year-old, who had led Maharashtra to the Syed Mushtaq Ali final in March earlier this year, scored 289 runs in 10 matches including three fifties and had been in good touch coming into this year's IPL. 

Royals acquired the Maharashtra batsman's services for a mind-boggling Rs 3.4 crores - 17 times his base price of Rs 20 Lakhs.

"Last year (2017), it was Rs 10 Lakh, this year (2018) base price was 20 (laughs). I was actually more excited to find out which team will pick me and where I'll be gaining experience from. The money didn't really matter," Tripathi had told Sportstar  after the IPL auctions last year.