Indian young batsman Devdutt Padikkal has indeed impressed in this year’s IPL 2020 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Devdutt Padikkal has mustered as much as three half-centuries in four games with the highest score of 63 against Rajasthan Royals in their latest victory. Head coach Simon Katich has been in awe of his maturity at such a tender age.
Devdutt Padikkal made his debut against SunRisers Hyderabad this year and scored a confident half-century, sending the ball all over the ground. He did fail against Kings XI Punjab; however, redeemed himself against Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. His skill level against the Royals was in particular quite exceptional since the 20-year old battled intense heat to get his team closer to 155. Jofra Archer dislodged his stumps for 63 when RCB were 31 away from victory.
Simon Katich credited the amount of experience for him at the top order, who are present to guide him when he gets fidgety. Katich added that the southpaw has been complimenting the rest of the batsmen at the crease and is maturity goes way beyond his years at present.
“He’s surrounded by a lot of experience at the top of our order so if he is unsure about the situation he’s got lots of guidance out there. I think he’s complimenting the other guys at the crease in terms of when he needs to go when de doesn’ have to. He’s batting with the maturity beyond his years at the moment and it’s great to see that,” Katich told in a video posted on RCB’s Twitter account.
Devdutt Padikkal delighted for the learning experiences in IPL 2020:
The southpaw, who has so far 174 runs at an average of 43.50, is amazed by the amount of knowledge and experience the players have in the camp. According to him, it’s not only fun to be around with them, but also there are learning experiences to be taken. They will next face Delhi Capitals on Monday in Dubai.
“It’s been enjoyable you know they have so much experience so much knowledge. It’s so much fun to be around them and I am learning so much every day and I am very very happy about it,” Padikkal said as quoted by Times Now.