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IPL 2020: Lesser-Knowns Facts About Devdutt Padikkal

As Bangalore crossed swords with Sunrisers Hyderabad, the man who outshined everyone in the roster was a young Devdutt Padikkal.
A phenonemal young southpaw took the Hyderabad bowlers by storm and played some wondrous shots all over the park. Former Kiwi coach, Mike Hesson gave thus young lad a verbal nod and it was under Hesson’s decision that Bangalore chose Padikkal to represent them.

He made his IPL debut today and was sparkling in his own way, playing some excellent cricket shots all over the park. He finally lost himself to a slower delivery from Vijay Shankar.
We will look at five lesser known facts about the Bangalore opener.
1. Devdutt Padikkal started playing cricket at a tender age of only nine years.
2. Padikkal scored a half century on his first class debut, List A debut and evidently IPL debut.
3. Padikkal turned out to be the highest run scorer in his very maiden List A tournament garnering 609 runs in the process.
4. Born in Kerala, Padikkal started his cricketing career in Karnataka, picking up his cricket at the Karnataka Institute of Cricket.
5. Padikkal is also the first player to score 1000 runs across all formats of the Indian domestic season.

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