Indian young batsman Devdutt Padikkal has been rapidly making a name for himself as he has been on a run-scoring spree in domestic cricket. Devdutt Padikkal, who took his first steps towards greatness in IPL 2020 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, has continued his red-hot form in the Vijay Hazare Trophy for Karnataka. He mustered his 4th consecutive century in List A cricket.
Devdutt Padikkal has an astounding 673 runs from six matches at a jaw-dropping average of 168.25 alongside four centuries and two fifties. The stylish left-handed batsman and the highest run-getter in the tournament has scores of 52, 97, 152, 126*, 145*, and 101. His 101 came against Kerala and in the process, Karnataka reached the quarter-finals of the competition.
Padikkal’s impressive outing in the 50-over competition bodes well for the Royal Challengers Bangalore ahead of IPL 2021, which starts from the 9th of April in India. The 20-year old earned the emerging player of the year award in IPL 2020 as he hammered 473 runs in 15 matches at 31.53. Thus, all eyes would be on him as the Royal Challengers square off against Mumbai Indians in the season opener.
Devdutt Padikkal joins Kumar Sangakkara and Alviro Petersen:
By scoring his fourth consecutive ton in List A cricket, Padikkal joined Kumar Sangakkara, Alviro Petersen, and Khurram Manzoor. Former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara scored four back to back centuries in the 2015 World Cup while South Africa’s Alviro Petersen did in the 2015-16 Momentum One-day Cup.