Royal Challengers Bangalore seamer Harshal Patel broke the record for most wickets by an uncapped player in an IPL season on Wednesday.
Harshal, the current purple-cap holder in IPL 2021, achieved the feat during RCB's clash against Rajasthan Royals in Dubai. Harshal picked up three wickets in the final over of the Rajasthan innings and restricted it to 149 for nine in 20 overs.
Harshal's tally of 26 wickets helped him surpass his teammate Yuzvendra Chahal's record for most wickets by an uncapped player in a season (23) - set in 2015 in his maiden year for the franchise.
The 2021 season has been a breakout year for Harshal who was traded into the Kohli-led franchise earlier this year from Delhi Capitals.
In his nine-season IPL career, the 30-year-old has racked up 72 wickets in 59 matches with alone five-wicket haul that came earlier this year against Mumbai Indians. Harshal also picked up a sensational hat-trick in RCB's previous match against MI last Sunday.