Devdutt Padikkal, the 20-year old left-hander has taken the IPL by storm as he has helped Royal Challengers Bangalore off to a good start – on his debut. His stylish style of batsmanship is receiving praise from all quarters already. His backlift, temperament, and aggressive strokeplay is reminding fans of former India star Yuvraj Singh. Padikkal has looked in complete control after RCB were put in to bat by Sunrisers Hyderabad in Sharjah on Monday.Also Read - AF vs MAL Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Tips ECS T10 Malmo Match 1: Captain, Vice-captain- Ariana AKIF vs Malmo CC, Playing XIs For Today's T10 Match at Landskrona Cricket Club at 12 PM IST August 2 Monday
Padikkal – who initially took a few balls to settle down and get used to the pace of the pitch – took off after that and gave fans a glimpse of his range – he played shots all across the ground. Also Read - LNS vs SOB Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Tips The Hundred Match 15: Captain, Vice-Captain - London Spirit vs Southern Brave, Probable Playing 11s And Team News For Today's Match at Lord's 10:30 PM IST August 1 Sunday
Here is how fans are praising the Karnataka-born cricketer who got a call up from RCB after performing extremely well in the Ranji Trophy last season. Also Read - WI vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction West Indies vs Pakistan 3rd T20I: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Tips - West Indies vs Pakistan, Playing 11s For Today's T20I at Providence Stadium, Guyana 8:30 PM IST August 1 Sunday
Though it is premature, here is how fans are comparing him to Yuvraj already.
Commentator Sunil Gavaskar – while on-air on Star Sports Network – also praised the time he has to play his shots, which he feels is incredible for a youngster. Gavaskar reckoned Padikkal has the ability to become a future star.
Padikkal shot to fame with his brilliant performances in the Karnataka Premier League for the Bellay Tuskers in 2017, since then there has been no looking back for the left-hander.
At the time of filing the copy, Padikkal recahed his maiden IPL fifty.