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PUMA India signs cricketers Devdutt Padikkal and Washington Sundar

By Bet Barter

April 20, 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore star players Devdutt Padikkal and Washington Sundar have signed a deal with the sportswear giant PUMA. The two young players have now joined the likes of AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Yuvraj Singh and women's national cricketer Sushma Verma as brand ambassadors. Washing Sundar was one of the heroes of India's tour of Australia. The 21-year-old all-rounder helped fight back in the Test series, which India won. This was India's second successive Test series win against Australia in Australia. 

On the other hand, Devdutt Padikkal has been scoring plenty of runs in domestic cricket. He developed as one of the biggest revelations of IPL 2020, courtesy of his fine run at the top order for the Bengaluru franchise. In what was only his second season in the Indian Premier League, the left-hander won hearts with his consistency, temperament and maturity. He returned with 473 runs in his 15 IPL matches at an average of 31.53. Padikkal was in great form in the esteemed Vijay Hazare Trophy. He also emerged as the second-highest run-getter in the tournament. The 20-year-old amassed 737 runs from seven games at an average of 147.40.

RCB have so far won all the three matches they played in IPL 2021

Virat Kohli-led RCB recorded an emphatic 38-run victory over KKR on Sunday in the Indian Premier League. Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers' brilliant knocks of 78 and 76 were backed up by a great bowling performance. Batting first, AB de Villiers' master class and Glenn Maxwell's counter-attacking fifty helped RCB to post an imposing total of 204 for four. 

The Australian batsman started counter-attacking KKR's bowling unit and smashed boundaries all over the park to help his side settle down. Glenn Maxwell's innings set up the platform to post a massive total against the Eoin Morgan-led side. This was Maxwell's second successive fifty for RCB in the ongoing season. The 32-year-old batsman had faced a lot of criticism last year after scoring just 108 runs in 13 games. However, this season he appears to be in great form for RCB in IPL 2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore have so far won all the three matches they played in IPL 2021. The Bangalore based franchise currently holds the top spot in the points table with 6 points.

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