Devdutt Padikkal Biography, Age, Height, Family, Girlfriend, IPL & Facts

Devdutt Padikkal Biography – An incredible left-hand batsman who started cricket as ‘timepass’ but you’d be amazed after seeing his records!

Family Background of Devdutt Padikkal:

Devdutt Padikkal was born on July 07, 2000, in Edappal, Malappuram district, Kerala. His father, Babunu Kunnath, is a businessman and a big cricket enthusiast too.

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Devdutt’s parents (source – NDTV)

His mother’s name is Ambili Balan Padikkal.

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Devdutt Padikkal’s sister

Devdutt has an elder sister named Chandni Padikkal, and she is a Lawyer.

Early Life:

The story of Devdutt’s playing cricket starts when he was a kid. It was his summer holidays when his father bought him a plastic cricket bat, just to have fun and nothing serious. Even Dev himself doesn’t have so much passion for cricket at the time.

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Devdutt Padikkal’s childhood pic

However, he starts playing cricket and st arted getting into it slowly and steadily. Later, his family shifted to Bangalore from Kerala in the year 2011.

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Then, he joined the Karnataka Institute of Cricket and started playing cricket under the guidance of Mohammed Naseeruddin, his cricket coach, when he was just 11 years old.

Education:

Initially, he studied at Bangalore’s Army Public School. Then, he moved to St.Joseph’s Boys School where he completed his schooling.

Currently, he is pursuing his graduation from St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore.

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Devdutt Padikkal Biography:

Devdutt Padikkal's Profile:
Personal Life:
Full NameDevdutt Padikkal
NicknameDev
Date of BirthJuly 07, 2000
Age21 years (in 2021)
NationalityIndian
ReligionHinduism
Zodiac/Sun SignCancer
Birth PlaceEdappal, Malappuram, Kerala.
SchoolArmy Public School, Bangalore.
St.Joseph's Boys School, Bangalore.
CollegeSt Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore.
Physical Stats:
Height5ft. 9”
(1.75 m)
(175 cm)
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Family & Relationships:
Father
Babunu Kunnath
MotherAmbili Balan Padikkal
Siblings1 sister (Chandni Padikkal)
Marital StatusUnmarried
Girlfriend

Not known
Career:
ProfessionCricketer
Playing RoleBatsman
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm offbreak
Major TeamsIndia A, India Under-19s, Karnataka, Bellary Tuskers, Royal Challengers Bangalore.
International
Test Debut
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ODI Debut
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T20I Debut-
First-Class DebutKarnataka vs Maharashtra at Mysore (November 28, 2018)
List-A DebutJharkhand vs Karnataka at Bengaluru (September 26, 2019)
T-20 DebutKarnataka vs Uttarakhand at Visakhapatnam (November 8, 2019)

Padikkal’s Cricket Career:

After all his hard work and seriousness towards cricket, he managed to play different age-level cricket. He played some great cricket at the Vinoo Mankad Trophy and the Cooch Behar Trophy which eventually helped him to get picked up by the Bellary Tuskers for the 2017 Karnataka Premier League.

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Later, on August 05, 2018, he played his first under-19 ODI match for India in a series against Srilanka under-19s. He played 3 matches and scored 122 runs in the series, including a half-century in his second match.

Padikkal was also part of the winning team of the 2019 Asia Cup. He played only two matches in the tournament – semi-final and final only. He played a sensible inning of 31 runs along with Yashasvi Jaiswal who scored 85 runs in the final match.

Domestic Career:

Soon, he made his first-class debut for Karanataka against Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy. On his Ranji debut, he scored a brilliant half-century with 77 runs in the second innings of the match.

The very next year, on September 26, Padikkal made his List-A debut against Jharkhand by playing in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Like his first-class debut, he scored a half-century on his List-A debut match with a score of 58 runs.

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Also, Devdutt was the highest run-scorer of the 2019 Vijay Hazare Trophy, scoring 609 runs with an average of 67.66, including 2 centuries and 5 half-centuries.

The same year, on November 08, he played his first T20 match against Uttarakhand in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, where he again scored a fifty on his debut match.

cricket Stats:

Cricket Stats:
Batting Stats:
First-ClassList-AT20s
Matches151633
Innings291633
Runs9079511271
H.S.99152122*
Average34.8867.9243.82
100s/50s0/103/71/11

IPL Career:

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bought Devdutt Padikkal for the 2019 IPL tournament, however, he didn’t get any chance to play in that season.

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Padikkal was retained by the team for the IPL 2020. He played his first IPL match on September 21, 2020, against Sunrisers Hyderabad and scored a brilliant half-century (56 runs off 42 balls) on his debut match. RCB retained him for IPL 2021 too.

IPL Stats:

IPL Stats
Batting Stats:
MatchesRunsAverageStrike-RateHS50/100
20201547331.53124.80745/0

Facts about Devdutt Padikkal:

  • At first, he started playing cricket just as a ‘timepass’.
  • Dev Padikkal has scored half-centuries in all three formats of domestic cricket for Karnataka.
  • He was the highest run-getter for his team in the 2019 Ranji Trophy.
  • Favorite-
    • Bowler – James Anderson
    • Football Team- Manchester United
    • Football Player – Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Padikkal was also the highest run-scorer of the 2019 KPL tournament.
  • He idolizes former Indian cricket opener, Gautam Gambhir, as a cricketer.
  • He rapped for RCB’s IPL 2020 anthem song.
  • Padikkal won the Emerging Player Award of IPL 2020.
  • He was the second highest run getter of the 2021 Vijay Hazare Trophy (737 runs).

Frequently asked questions on Google:


Q1: What is the jersey number of Devdutt Padikkal?

Ans: Jersey no. 19.


Q2: Who is the wife of Devdutt Padikkal?

Ans: He is unmarried.


Q3: What is the height of Devdutt Padikkal?

Ans: 5ft. 9” (1.75 m or 175 cm)


Q4: What is the age of Devdutt Padikkal?

Ans: 21 years (in 2021)


Q5: Is Devdutt Padikkal a wicket-keeper?

Ans: No


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