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Devdutt Padikkal made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Monday (21 September).
Padikkal impressed one and all in his IPL debut as he smashed SRH bowlers in all corners of the field. A lot of cricket experts have already named him as the next big thing.
The explosive left-handed batsman did not disappoint in his first outing for RCB. Padikkal began his stellar run with two fours against Sandeep Sharma, followed by another boundary off Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
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When he faced Thangarasu Natarajan, Devdutt showed his way of attacking. Padikkal slams Natarajan for three boundaries of the over, and RCB gets on a flyer. He scored 56 off 42 balls before being dismissed in the 11th over.
His name came into limelight when he scored 580 runs in the 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament. He was the leading run-getter in the competition with an average of 64 and a strike-rate of 175, which included a century and five half-centuries.
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Devdutt started playing cricket at the age of 11.
In 2011, when Padikkal’s family shifted from Hyderabad to Bangalore, he began training at the Karnataka Cricket Institute.
In 2017, he was picked by Bellary Tuskers in the Karnataka Premier League (KPL).
RCB’s Director of Cricket Operations Mike Hesson first saw Devdutt at KPL 2017. Padikkal won the Emerging Player award during that season.
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Padikkal was awarded as the best batsman in 2018 by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) for his impressive performance in the Cooch Behar Trophy (829 runs).
Devdutt made his first-class debut for Karnataka in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy as an 18-year-old.
Padikkal made his List A debut for Karnataka in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on 26 September 2019.
With 609 runs in eleven matches, Padikkal was the leading run-scorer in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2019-20.
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In October 2019, Padikkal was selected in the India A squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.
Devdutt is also a right-arm off-break bowler.