Devdutt Padikkal may not have had a game to remember against SunRisers Hyderabad on Saturday but the talented southpaw added yet another feat to his name as he notched up 1000 T20 runs in his short career thus far.
Coming into the match, Padikkal had 997 runs to his name in 24 innings at an average of 47.47 and a strike-rate of 152.44 with the help of nine half-centuries and a hundred.
Padikkal achieved the feat with a disdainful boundary of the bowling of Jason Holder. Currently, Devdutt Padikkal is the only batsman with 1000+ runs at an average in excess of 40 and a strike-rate above 150.
But the southpaw-for once-failed to provide RCB a good start. In an uncharacteristic attempt to hoike across the line, the southpaw was castled by Sandeep Sharma for an 8-ball 5.
Nevertheless, it has been a groundbreaking season for the talented Karnataka batsman. Padikkal has achieved several feats this season. Earlier this season, he became the first batsman to score three half-centuries in his first four IPL games.
Then, in the last game against Mumbai Indians, where he scored a whirlwind 45-ball 74, Devdutt Padikkal became the second uncapped batsman after Shreyas Iyer to amass 400+ runs in his debut season.
Overall, Padikkal has thus far racked up 422 runs in 13 innings at an average of 32.46 and a strike-rate of 127.10 with the help of 4 50+ scores.