Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) young batsman Devdutt Padikkal, playing a debut match, hit a half-century while batting brilliantly in the fourth match of IPL 2020 against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Stadium.
Left-handed batsman Paddikal smashed 58 runs in 42 balls with the help of 8 fours. With this, he became the third youngest batsman to score a half-century in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has done this feat at the age of 20 years and 76 days.
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Srivats Goswami (52) and Manish Pandey (114 *) played half-centuries or larger at the age of 18 while playing for RCB.
However, he has surpassed captain Virat Kohli in RCB’s youngest half-century. Kohli scored a half-century for RCB in the match played in Cape Town during IPL 2009 at the age of 20 years 168 days.
Devdutt Padikkal (20y-76d) now third-youngest #RCB batsman to make a fifty in #IPL after Shreevats Goswami (52) & Manish Pandey (114 *) – both teenagers then!
Padikkal is now younger to Virat Kohli (20y-168d, 50 at Cape Town in 2009)# IPL2020 # Dream11IPL#RCBVsSRH #SRHvsRCB
– Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 21, 2020
For the first time since 2016, a batsman has hit a half-century on IPL debut. This is the last time Sam Billings has done this. At the same time, Indian cricketer Kedar Jadhav, who made a half-century on IPL debut, did this in 2010.
Let me tell you that Paddikal had scored half a century on debut in first class cricket, list a debut and T20 cricket.
Devdutt Padikkal gets a fifty on IPL debut.
– Last player to score a 50+ on IPL debut was Sam Billings in 2016.
– Last Indian was Kedar Jadhav in 2010
– Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) September 21, 2020
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