Harshal Patel fetched a whopping ₹10.75 crore in the IPL Mega Auction Mega Auction as the RCB bought back the Indian pacer. The fast bowler, also known as Purple Patel, won the Purple Cap in the 2021 edition of the league with 32 wickets in his kitty. Harshal saw an intense bidding war between RCB and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the auction before the Bangalore franchise eventually succeeded in his signature. Earlier, Harshal Patel made his return to RCB after being traded in from the Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2021. The Haryana-born pacer made his debut IPL appearance in 2012. After spending the majority of his IPL career at Royal Challengers Bangalore, Patel, he moved to Delhi in 2018, put in some impressive all-round performances during the domestic season of 2019-20, and was one of the few players to be retained by Delhi Capitals ahead of the IPL 2020. With Harshal’s performance in the 2021 edition of the league, it was only apt that the RCB would look to buy him back and they succeeded in doing so. Harshal is all set to Play Bold again!