Royal Challengers Bangalore youngster Devdutt Padikkal smashed 56 in just 42 balls as the Social Media erupted during game three of the Indian Premier League. Padikkal went out to open with Aussie captain Aaron Finch but it was the 20-year-old Kannadiga who hogged all the limelight.
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions to his knock:
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) September 21, 2020
Last IPL everyone thought Shivam Dube played like a young Yuvraj Singh. Perhaps, they should have waited a year longer for another RCB player.
Devdutt Padikkal is such a treat to watch!
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) September 21, 2020
RCB have most productive 1st Powerplay in the tournament so far thanks to young Devdutt Padikkal. Looks a blithe spirit, unafraid to take risks and play big shots
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) September 21, 2020
Hey @rcbtweets, Padikkal looks like a 💎 already! 👏🏻
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) September 21, 2020
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) September 21, 2020
Not surprised to see Padikkal bossing , class act . #RCBvSRH
— Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) September 21, 2020
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 21, 2020
Since 2018, Devdutt Paddikal’s Average + Strike Rate in T20s is 240.19. The highest in the world among 349 batsmen who have scored at least 500 runs. Having a fine debut for RCB at the moment. #SRHvsRCB
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) September 21, 2020
A lot of RCB’s fortunes will now depend on this young opener.