Devdutt Padikkal Biography – An incredible left-hand batsman who started cricket as ‘timepass’ but you’d be amazed after seeing his records!
Early Life of Padikkal:
Devdutt Padikkal was born on July 07, 2000, in Edappal, Malappuram district, Kerala.
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.
However, he starts playing cricket and started 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.
Devdutt Padikkal Biography:
|Devdutt Padikkal's Profile:|
|Full Name||Devdutt Padikkal|
|Date of Birth||July 07, 2000|
|Age||20 years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Edappal, Malappuram, Kerala.|
|School||Army Public School, Bangalore.
St.Joseph's Boys School, Bangalore.
|College||St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore.|
|Family & Relationships:|
|Mother||Ambili Balan Padikkal|
|Siblings||1 sister (Chandni Padikkal)|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm offbreak|
|Major Teams||India A, India Under-19s, Karnataka, Bellary Tuskers, Royal Challengers Bangalore.|
|First-Class Debut||Karnataka vs Maharashtra at Mysore (November 28, 2018)|
|List-A Debut||Jharkhand vs Karnataka at Bengaluru (September 26, 2019)|
|T-20 Debut||Karnataka vs Uttarakhand at Visakhapatnam (November 8, 2019)|
Devdutt’s father, Babunu Kunnath, is a businessman and a big cricket enthusiast too.
His mother’s name is Ambili Balan Padikkal.
Devdutt has an elder sister named Chandni Padikkal, and she is a Lawyer.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bought Devdutt Padikkal for the 2019 IPL tournament, however, he didn’t get any chance to play in that season.
Padikkal is 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.
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.
- 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 2020 anthem song.
- Padikkal won the Emerging Player Award of IPL 2020.
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)
Q4: What is the age of Devdutt Padikkal?
Ans: 20 years (in 2020)
Q5: Is Devdutt Padikkal a wicket-keeper?
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