Devdutt Padikkal: Royal Challengers Bangalore won their IPL opener yesterday which is a rarity these days for the club. A lot of praises were heaped upon the winning stars of the last night.
Chahal and Navdeep Saini did the trick with the ball in the hand while young Devdutt Padikkal and AB De Villiers dismantled the Hyderabad bowlers with some exquisite strokeplay. Devdutt Padikkal is one of the most elegant young batsmen in India and it is an absolute delight to watch him bat.
Padikkal hogged the limelight given his young age and the fashion in which he dealt with bowlers of significant stature. He was sensational in the 42-ball-56 that saw him hammering 8 clinical boundaries and scoring at a breezy rate of 133.
A startling piece of stat that made the innings even more special was the fact that the strapping southpaw has managed to score a half-century on his first-class debut, List-A debut, T20 debut, and IPL debut. A rare feat for a youngster indeed, but the fact that he pulled off such a herculean feat at such a tender age heralds the aura of something massive about to come in the Indian colors and also for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
In fact, he went on to amass 609 runs in his debut List A cricket, walking out as the highest scorer of the fray. Devdutt’s biggest strength is the ability to sight the ball early and get into a good position to face the ball.
The tweet read, “Devdutt Padikkal:
Fifty on the First-class debut
Fifty on List-A debut
Fifty on T20 debut
Fifty on IPL debut
Fifty on First-class debut ✅
Fifty on List-A debut ✅
Fifty on T20 debut ✅
Fifty on IPL debut ✅
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 21, 2020
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