The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is also owned by Malayalee player Devdutt Padikkal. Becoming one of the pillars of the team in its debut season and playing a key role in the team’s leap forward is a dream come true and a proud achievement for a young player. That is what the Malappuram native Devdutt Padikkale has got.
Devdutt, who joined the team on a trial basis, shone in his debut match and became loyal to captain Virat Kohli. Devdutt, who has been on the field in a copper shirt throughout the season, laid the foundation for the team’s scoring in the role of the opener.
In the last match of the preliminary round against Delhi Capitals, Devdut completed his half-century to take Bangalore to a comfortable score against Capitals.
He has not played a single international match and has scored five fifties so far in his IPL debut season. He scored 472 runs in 14 innings at an average of 33.71. Devdut, who is batting at 126.54, is known for his consistency.
Devdat’s brilliant performance earned him a place in the list of uncapped (non – international) players in IPL history.
The third-highest total ever scored by an uncapped player in his debut match was born from Devdat’s bat at the end of the preliminary round of the season.
In the first edition of the IPL in 2008, Shaun Marsh, an Australian, scored 616 runs in 11 matches. Shaun Marsh, a former Kings XI Punjab batsman, will later play for Australia in international cricket. Second-ranked Suryakumar Yadav has scored 512 runs for the Mumbai Indians in the 2018 season.
At the same time, what makes Devdut Padikkal’s jump even stronger is that he only has the confidence of a domestic season.