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

Devdutt Padikkal Parents & Background:

Indian cricketer, Devdutt Padikkal, was born on July 07, 2000, in Edappal, Malappuram district, Kerala. His father, Babunu Kunnath, is a businessman and an enormous 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 Padikka with his sister

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

Early Life:

The story of Devdutt’s playing cricket started 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 started playing cricket and getting into it slowly and steadily. Later, his family shifted to Bangalore from Kerala in the year 2011.

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.

Devdutt Padikkal Height, Age & Bio:

Devdutt Padikkal’s Profile:
Personal Life:
Full NameDevdutt Padikkal
NicknameDev
Date of BirthJuly 07, 2000
Age23 years 11 months (in June, 2024)
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 RoleBatter
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm offbreak
Major TeamsIndia, India Under-19s, Karnataka, Bellary Tuskers, Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Test Debut
India vs England at Dharamsala (March 07, 2024)
ODI Debut
T20I DebutSri Lanka vs India at Colombo (July 28, 2021)
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)

Devdutt 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 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 Sri Lanka under-19s. He played three games 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 with Yashasvi Jaiswal, who scored 85 runs in the final.

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 following 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 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 two centuries and five 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.

International Career:

On July 28, 2021, he made his international debut by playing a T20I match against Sri Lanka. He scored 29 runs in his first T20I match.

Later, Padikkal played his first Test for India, against England on March 07, 2024.

IPL Career of Padikkal:

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

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The team retained Padikkal 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, in which he scored his maiden IPL century (101* off 52 balls) against Rajasthan Royals. After that, Rajasthan Royals (RR) bagged him at the auction for 7.75 crore INR for IPL 2022.

Later, in 2023, he was traded to Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) for the 2024 IPL.

Facts about Devdutt Padikkal:

  • At first, he started playing cricket just as his ‘time pass’ activity.
  • 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
    • Movie – 3 Idiots
    • Football Player – Cristiano Ronaldo
    • Actress – Deepika Padukone
  • Dev 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:

  • <strong>What is the height of Devdutt Padikkal?</strong>

    5ft. 9” (1.75 m or 175 cm)

  • <strong>Who is the wife of Devdutt Padikkal?</strong>

    He is not married yet.

  • <strong>What is the age of Devdutt Padikkal?</strong>

    23 years 11 months (in June, 2024)

  • <strong>Is Devdutt Padikkal a wicket-keeper?</strong>

    No, he is not.

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