Young opening batter Devdutt Padikkal has shown signs of brilliance early in his cricket career. Born in 2000, Padikkal began his journey in the cricket fraternity at a tender age, It was in 2018 that the batter made his first-class and Ranji Trophy debut for Karnataka.
The 21-year-old has so far featured in 15 first-class games and 20 List A matches scoring 907 and 1387 runs at an average of 34.9 and 86.7. The left-hander also has 42 T20 games to his credit and he has accumulated 1526 runs in the shortest format at an average of 41.2 and strike rate of 144.4.
Padikkal was impressive during his debut in the domestic circuit as he fetched his maiden IPL contract in 2019 only. IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) picked the batter at a mere price of INR 20 lakhs. Though Devdutt had to warm the bench during IPL 2019, he finally made his debut in the Indian Premier League during the 2020 edition.
Playing his maiden IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Padikkal scripted history by smashing a half-century. The youngster continued his fine run throughout the season as he leapfrogged Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to finish as RCB’s highest run-scorer in IPL 2020.
Devdutt Padikkal’s Girlfriend
After a sensational ride in IPL 2020, Devdutt Padikkal has confirmed a permanent spot for himself at the top of the order. The 21-year-old is shining bright in the 2021 edition also. In seven matches played so far, The left-hander has 217 runs under his belt at an average of 36.16 and a strike rate of 146.62. Padikkal also slammed his maiden IPL century in a match against Rajasthan Royals.
Talking about the young rookie’s personal life, it is learned that the batter is currently single. Devdutt has always maintained a distance from the questions regarding his personal life.