Devdutt Padikkal is a young Karnataka opener who has been selected for the upcoming India’s tour of Sri Lanka in July. The left-hander has been a prolific run-scorer in the domestic circuit for some time now. His record in the white-ball formats is impeccable and it was only a matter of time before he got selected for India. Padikkal was chosen as the ‘Emerging Player’ of the 2020 IPL because of his heroics with the bat where he scored 473 runs in his debut IPL season.
Age: Padikkal is 20 years old. He was born on 7 July, 2000 in Edapal, Kerala.
Padikkal plays his state cricket for Karnataka. He represents Bellary Tuskers in Karnataka Premier League (KPL). He plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.
Not married. Devdutt Padikkal girlfriend name is NA
Padikkal was bought by RCB for his base price of INR 20 Lakhs in 2019. His current IPL price is the same since he was retained for 2020 and 2021 seasons.
First-class Career: Runs 907, Avg. 35
List A Career: Runs 1387, Avg. 86, SR. 86
IPL Career: Runs 668, Avg. 33, SR. 131
Padikkal started playing cricket at the age of 11. He came into spotlight when he impressed for Bellary Tuskers in the KPL. The performance got him into Karnataka squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy. He went on to score 4 consecutive centuries in Vijay Hazare Trophy and created a record. Padikkal finished the tournament as the highest run-getter with 609 runs and was selected for Deodhar Trophy in India A squad.
But Padikkal’s moment came when he made his debut for RCB in 2020 season. In a tournament played between the Covid-19 wave in UAE, he played a big role in RCB’s semi-final campaign. In his very first IPL season, Padikkal emerged as the highest run-scorer for his team and bagged the Emerging Player award. He tested positive for Covid-19 just before the 2021 IPL but came back strongly to score 195 runs in 6 matches. This also included a blistering century.