It is no secret that veteran Congress politician Shashi Tharoor is an ardent cricket follower and has great insights into the game. The ex-Cabinet minister on Thursday hailed Devdutt Padikkal for his maiden IPL century against Rajasthan Royals in Wankhede. Not just Padikkal, he also praised Royals captain Sanju Samson.Also Read - IPL 2022: Top Run-Getters for Rajasthan Royals Ahead Of Final vs Gujarat Titans In Ahmedabad

A proud Tharoor reminded fans that both the centurions in this edition of the IPL are ‘Malyalis’ from Kerala. Also Read - Fans Come to Mohammed Siraj's Support After Dismal Show Against Rajasthan Royals

Tharoor’s tweet read: “How amazing that both the centuries in this year’s #IPL have been scored by Malayalis, when Kerala has so long been regarded as a cricketing backwater! Congratulations @devdpd07 for joining @IamSanjuSamson as the only two to cross the hundred mark so far this year.” Also Read - WATCH: Trent Boult Wins Hearts; Gifts RCB Fan RR Jersey After Qualifier 2 Match

Both Padikkal – who is hailed as the future star – and Samson are hailed as quality players, while the former is bursting into the scene, the RR skipper has been around for some time and has played for the national side as well.

On Thursday, Padikkal slammed the fastest century in IPL history by an uncapped player. In his whirlwind knock, he hit six maximums and 11 fours.