Although Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) failed to put their palms on the silverware in one more IPL version, the franchise was gifted with a prolific teen within the type of Devdutt Padikkal. Padikkal, 20, additionally bagged the IPL 2020 Rising Participant of the Yr for his constant performances.
Proving his price with the bat, the 20-year-old scored 473 runs in 15 video games together with 5 half-centuries. RCB’s IPL 2020 journey ended with a heartbreaking loss towards SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) within the Eliminator however with Padikkal of their ranks, Kohli’s brigade will certainly be optimistic about their future.
Padikkal’s maiden IPL season was outstanding as he top-scored for RCB and shocked everybody together with his consistency. He even completed forward of Kohli and AB de Villiers within the listing of highest run-getters for RCB this 12 months.
Following a stellar IPL season, Padikkal, hailing from Karnataka, has spilled the beans on his cricketing idol. Padikkal revealed that former India opener Gautam Gambhir is certainly one of his cricket idols. He additionally talked about his ‘affect’ within the just-concluded event.
“Did I shock myself? When it comes to my private efficiency, I knew I had runs behind me and I might make an affect,” Padikkal instructed India Right this moment.
“I used to get pleasure from his (Gambhir) batting and actually preferred the truth that he would ship every time his workforce would require it probably the most. Each time the workforce was beneath strain you could possibly depend on him. He’s certainly one of my cricket idols,” stated Padikkal about Gambhir.