Devdutt Padikkal got considered as the future star of the Indian National cricket team. He has made an impressive entry in IPL 2020. Devdutt scored an impressive 50 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in his debut match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. He was a bit nervous when he got selected in the team. Devdutt proved himself to be an asset for the team by scoring 56 runs in 42 balls. He played confidently and displayed a range of shots to help the Royal Challengers Bangalore post 163 for five against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He expressed his confidence and control on the bat by striking hard and clean.
His latest interactions
Devdutt Padikkal confirmed in his interaction with Yuzvendra Chahal that when he came to know that he would make his debut in IPL, he became nervous. But, when he went to the crease, he quickly settled down after playing a few deliveries. He also agreed that he learned a lot during the practice matches from Virat Kohli and the Royal Challengers Bangalore as a whole. Devdutt improved his game by asking about his performance and weaknesses to Virat Kohli. Not only helped him by teaching new techniques but also gave him confidence.
Yuzvendra Chahal, the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s leg spinner, praised Virat for his constant guidance and encouragement to the newcomers. He told that chasing 164 runs scored by RCB, Sunrisers Hyderabad had cut 121 for two when he triggered a collapse with his twin strikes in two consecutive balls. Their all batsmen were out for 153 in 19.4 overs. He elaborated how the 16th over, which was his last over, changed the game. It was a critical through and could go for runs and benefit the rival team. He could go in favor of their team. He was thinking of giving the delivery with a defensive line. So, he picked up a wicket, and the defensive field got set. He had kept in mind Kohli’s advice about bowling attacking line that wickets can only turn the match.
Crucial one for both teams
It was crucial for both the teams and the Sunrisers had lost their nine wickets. The equation was 18 needed off 6 in the last over. Kohli decided to send Chahal for the last over. Kohli suggested Chahal throw googly. So, following his captain’s instruction, he threw a googly. Vijay Shankar from Sunrisers Hyderabad was at the batting end. He failed to read the googly and cleaned bowled. Chahal was able to bring the Royal Challengers Bangalore back in the match because this was the wicket RCB poorly needed.
In the next delivery, Chahal bowled a loopy ball, and Bairstow, who went for a heave, played all over it and was bowled. The leg spinner had done it and the Sunrisers lost a crucial wicket. Thus, Chahal was able to take two doors in the two consecutive balls. With this, the Royal Challengers won a very tough match. The credit does not only go to Chahal but also to Kohli for his well-planned strategy.