Devdutt Padikkal is one of the brightest youngsters in the Indian cricketing circuit. He has a good start to his career and is doing well at the moment. In one of the recent interviews, he had something to recount about his days at Royal Challengers Bangalore. In this article, we take a look as Devdutt Padikkal recalls a heartwarming gesture from the former Indian captain.
Devdutt Padikkal recalls heart-warming gesture from the former Indian captain
Devdutt Padikkal had a great India phase of IPL 2021. He was especially brutal against his current team Rajasthan Royals in that edition. In the game at the Wankhede chasing 178, DDP scored a brilliant hundred to take his team home. Devdutt’s 101 came off 52 deliveries and included 11 fours and six sixes. It was a stunning knock that made many take notice of his talent. From that game, the youngster had an interesting incident to recount.
While speaking to Red Bull, the highly-rated youngster said, “the one thing I clearly remember from my IPL century last year was when Virat Kohli was followed by the camera, he was like ‘go to Devdutt, he’s the main man today’. So it was a special day for me”.
DDP can do well if he works on a few aspects
The Kerala-born Karnataka opener has had a decent start to IPL 2022 so far. He has made 114 runs in four games at an average of 28.50. Considering he has played only one game at his usual opening slot, it has been a decent return for the player. However, as the experts have pointed out, there are a number of aspects that he can improve upon.
Padikkal usually struggles against high-end pace and this was visible in IPL 2022, as well. He is an opener and he must get comfortable against pacers. While a few have revealed that he can do better with his intent, DDP also can improve on his strike rotation. He has age on his side and can be a top cricketer if he works hard.