Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) player Devdutt Padikkal has said that he is looking forward to having a good partnership with Virat Kohli. The left-handed batsman Devdutt Padikkal is partnering with Virat Kohli for opening the innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021.
Virat Kohli moved his batting position up from number three and donned the role of an opener in this season. As a result, Devdutt Padikkal got a chance to open the innings with RCB skipper Virat Kohli. Padikkal missed the first match of Royal Challengers Bangalore against Mumbai Indians as he was tested positive for COVID-19. However, he was part of the next two games of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Devdutt Padikkal Looking Forward To Have A Good Partnership With Virat Kohli
While speaking to ANI, Padikkal said that he is looking forward to having a good partnership with Virat Kohli in IPL 2021.
“I do not think so (on him playing the aggressive role since he is opening with Virat). He is such a talented cricketer, he has so much experience, to be playing with him makes my game easier. I am really looking forward to having a really good partnership with him.
“Definitely, Virat’s passion for the game, the drive for the game he has is remarkable, that is something I have really tried to pick up on,” said the 20-year-old.
Talking about his team, Devdutt Padikkal said that Royal Challengers Bangalore have a balanced side this season and a lot of options in every department.
“We have a balanced RCB side this season and we have a lot of options in every department. It is great to have such a great combination and that knowledge and experience as well. We can see that there is a real togetherness about the team this season,” Devdutt Padikkal further said.
Devdutt Padikkal has not able to go big in the two matches he played. He scored 11 runs in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad and 25 runs in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Kohli and Padikkal managed an opening stand of 19 runs and 6 runs in the two games.
However, Royal Challengers Bangalore have managed to win all three games in IPL 2021 so far and hold the top spot in IPL 2021 points table.