Devdutt Padikkal had an IPL debut to recollect. There had been certainly a little bit of a chatter surrounding the teenager heading into the sport in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad, pertaining to the category he confirmed along with his batting the home tournaments final yr. But on Monday, the world witnessed the highly-rated expertise and displayed sheer calmness and sophistication in scoring his maiden IPL half-century.
The 20-year-old, hailing from Kerala, performed with a nimble foot as he scored a flurry of boundaries by the sq. area on the Dubai International Stadium. His assured begin helped RCB get off to a flier, one they’d witnessed in the course of the Chris Gayle period.
RCB dominated the proceedings within the powerplay with Padikkal scoring although lofted cowl drives and beautiful pull photographs in opposition to the pacers. En path to his wonderful 42-ball 56, laced with eight boundaries, Padikkal additionally mixed with fellow opener Aaron Finch in stitching a 90-run stand in 11 overs earlier than each fell of successive deliveries.
Nevertheless, Padikkal obtained accolades for his good present from all corners of the cricket fraternity, together with BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.
“Enjoyed watching devdutt padikal @RCBTweets ..left handers grace so delightful,” Ganguly tweeted.
Enjoyed watching devdutt padikal @RCBTweets ..left handers grace so pleasant
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) September 21, 2020
Following their dismissal, AB de Villiers smashed a panoramic 51 to energy RCB to 163.
In the chase, Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey did present some resistance after an early and unlucky run-out dismissal of captain David Warner. But following their departure, SRH fell like 9 pins as RCB scripted a 10-run victory.
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