Royal Challengers Bangalore received their third match of the IPL 2020, a consequence that noticed them propel to the highest of the factors desk. Leading from the entrance was captain Virat Kohli, who roared back to kind with an vital half-century. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal starred with the ball to maintain Rajasthan Royals to 154/6, after which Kohli’s half-century noticed RCB house.
However, aiding Kohli was a teen whose shares proceed to rise. Devdutt Padikkal, 20, peeled off his third fifty in 4 matches, and collectively the 2 batsmen placed on 99 runs for the second wicket after RCB had misplaced Aaron Finch cheaply. Padikkal’s fifty arrive off 34 balls and he struck some pretty shots earlier than being bowled by Jofra Archer.
With 174 runs in 4 matches, Padikkal has jumped to the fourth place within the record of IPL 2020’s highest run-getters. Keeping the development of the previous editions of the IPL, it’s secure to say that Padikkal has been the discover of this IPL season. Winning captain Kohli, after the match revealed his first impressions of Padikkal, explaining how he knew the teen is a particular expertise.
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“I saw him play and told Simon (Katich) that this guy has got some serious talent because he’s got reach, a great eye, a great balance. It’s very difficult for the bowlers to continue bowling same lines and lengths against a leftie. The way he bats … very clean shots. You don’t feel like he is taking risks,” Kohli mentioned.
“I just kept talking to him about building an innings. If he can bat longer for the team, it’s gonna benefit us. Today he carried from 40 to 65 odd which helped the team eventually. He’s a smart guy, he understands the game well and he responds to the feedback very well. The more he keeps learning, the better it is for RCB.”
About the match, Kohli was pleased to have gained two further factors, which highlights a great begin to the season for RCB, a stark distinction to the technique issues had panned out last season. The first day game of the IPL 2020 was a testing one for all players, with Abu Dhabi’s scorching warmth taking a toll on players, however Kohli was glad to see a couple of further packing containers getting ticked alongside the technique.
“Very important two points,” Kohli mentioned. “The kind of game we had last time around, it is very important to back that performance up. It was a bit warm, but coming from Dubai, this breeze was feeling like a luxury to us because we’ve nothing in Dubai. We were feeling more hot and humid there. Tough day, against a good team, two points in the bag on a tricky pitch, we are very happy with the performance.”