Venugopal Rao represented India in 16 ODIs, scoring 218 runs in 11 innings for the country.
With just one win in eight games so far, the Daredevils will have to win all their remaining matches to stay in contention for a last-four berth.
At stumps, Rajasthan were 29 for two in 16.5 overs in their second essay with Robin Bist (7 batting) at the crease. After opener Sourabh Chouhan (6) was run out by Rakesh Dhurv, Vineet Saxena (16) fell in the last over of the day as the visitors face a tough task going into the final day's play.
The recovery for a sportsman after losing 15 kgs is not easy and Venugopal Rao, who briefly played for India during 2005-06, would tell you that regaining strength was of paramount importance before the start of IPL.