Devdutt Padikkal, 20-year-old batsman of Royal Challengers Bangalore had a debut IPL season to recollect for the entire of his life. The Kerala-born batsman who performs for Karnataka amassed 473 runs which included 5 fifties, essentially the most by any batsman in his debut season.
He scored 7 runs greater than his captain Virat Kohli to complete as the very best run-scorer for RCB within the IPL 2020 and completed forward of AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli.
Devdutt Padikkal Felt Rashid Khan Was Difficult To Be Confronted
Other than getting the chance to play alongside Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers, Devdutt Padikkal additionally relished some moments of dealing with among the world’s quickest pacers. Delhi Capitals’ Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, Mumbai Indians Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult and Rajasthan Royals’ Jofra Archer who bowled persistently round 150 kmph mark all through the match.
However the Bangalore batsman didn’t face many troubles dealing with the fiery bowlers even at dying overs. He added that many bowlers within the home circuit bowl at a superb tempo. Nevertheless, Devdutt Padikkal, who has adjudged the Rising Participant of the 12 months in IPL 2020, named the bowler who impressed him essentially the most.
“Tempo, not likely, as a result of there are fairly a couple of bowlers who’re fairly fast within the home circuit as nicely. In all probability the one bowler I felt was difficult was [legspinner] Rashid Khan, as a result of he has actually good tempo and turns the ball on the similar time. He’s not straightforward to select. I believe whereas dealing with him I felt like, “Okay, that is one thing I’m not used to,” Devdutt Padikkal mentioned in an interview with ESPNcricinfo.
Quantity world T20I bowler on the planet, Afghanistan’s spinner Rashid Khan, is somebody who challenged Devdutt Padikkal essentially the most. The opener has admitted that the standard of Rashid Khan’s bowling was one thing he was not used to at apply in nets.
Notably, SunRisers Hyderabad’s Rashid Khan, with 20 wickets was the sixth-highest wicket-taker within the recently-concluded IPL 2020. He averaged 17.2, and his financial system charge was an astonishing 5.37- the most effective bowling financial system in IPL 2020, which is kind of unthinkable of going by IPL T20 requirements.
Devdutt Padikkal’s Dream Is To Play For India
The younger batsman wasn’t chosen within the limited-overs squad for the Australia collection consisting of three ODIs and three T20Is, however his eyes are set on his dream to characterize India. His focus is bettering upon his sport earlier than delivering when the chance arrives.
“Now the subsequent step can be to play for the nation. It’s one thing everybody goals of as a cricketer, so I’m trying ahead to doing that quickly. I’ll proceed to work on my sport, proceed to enhance and, at any time when I get the chance, I’ll take it with each palms.”
Devdutt Padikkal scored 473 runs in q15 matches averaging 31.53 with 5 fifties and was eighth in main run scorer’s listing forward of teammates Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers.