Devdutt Padikkal has been one of the finds of IPL 2020. The Sourav Ganguly reason behind Royal Challengers Bangalore making it to the end of the season games unexpectedly since 2016. He completed IPL 2020 as RCB’s top run-scorer, completing in front of any semblance of commander Virat Kohli and batting backbone AB de Villiers.
The profoundly evaluated batsman gave RCB a decent beginning in a large portion of the games as he completed the competition with a great 473 runs at 31.53 with five half-hundreds of years. Preceding sparkling in the IPL, Padikkal had dazzled in the last homegrown season. He had completed as the top-scorer in both the 50-over Vijay Hazare Trophy and the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy last season.
In the 20-over competition, he scored 580 runs in 12 matches at a normal of 64.44 and a strike-pace of more than 175. In the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Padikkal crushed 609 runs in 11 games with the assistance of two centuries and five fifties. Karnataka had proceeded to win both the restricted overs competitions.
Sourav Ganguly on Devdutt Padikkal’s odds
The manner in which Devdutt Padikkal has acted in his lady IPL season, it won’t not be right to express that he has certainly placed himself in conflict for a call-up from Team India. His record in homegrown cricket further lights up his odds. So does BCCI president Sourav Ganguly additionally thinks the equivalent? All things considered, the batting legend as of late talked about the Karnataka youth.
Sourav Ganguly began by considering Padikkal a ‘excellent ability’ prior to uncovering that he was dazzled by the southpaw when he saw him in real life against Bengal during the Ranji Trophy. Discussing Padikkal’s odds of playing for India soon, Ganguly clarified that while it is still too soon for the equivalent, the youth is probably going to get an opportunity since India need openers.
“Sourav Ganguly is a generally excellent ability. In spite of the fact that T20 cricket is the initial step… I saw him play an innings at Eden Gardens in the Ranji Trophy semi-last in Bengal versus Karnataka… Karnataka was a solid side and he stood tall. He has ability and time when he plays quick bowling. Release him through several seasons on the grounds that the subsequent season will be much harder. India need openers so ideally, he will get his game right at the high level,” Ganguly revealed to India Today.