Making his debut for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous edition, Devdutt Padikkal earned a lot of praise for himself by becoming the leading run scorer by outracing Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers in 2020. However, after an early slump, Padikkal rose to his very best by scoring his maiden IPL century to stamp his authority on each and every Rajasthan Royal bowler in Match 16 of IPL 2021.
Having a tough target of 178 runs to chase, both RCB openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal scored 72* and 101* runs, respectively, to earn a 10-wicket victory. It is not always the case that Virat Kohli’s half century knock has a secondary role to play. Padikkal was phenomenal ever since he started being the aggressor early on in the innings to complete the chase in just the 17th over of the game.
With Devdutt Padikkal blistering against RR, Twitterati could not hold back their excitement as they showered praises on the 20-year-old.
Here are some of the best tweets:
51-ball century for Devdutt Padikkal lessssgooooooo 🔥🔥🔥❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Prasen Moudgal (@Prasen_m4299) April 22, 2021
— Vishrut Shah (@vishrut14) April 22, 2021
— VenkataSathish Arcot (@vensatty) April 22, 2021
— Arjun. (@arijuaana_) April 22, 2021
Such a mighty effort by young #devduttpadikkal !!!
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) April 22, 2021
— Radha (@radhagdesigner) April 22, 2021
— Indian biggest polls 🔁 (@Indianbiggestpo) April 22, 2021
Young sensational devdutt paddikal..🔥what a way to finish match.. nd as usual king always leading from the front..🦁👑 nd miyan magic, overall complete team domination. Four in a row… Ee sala cup namde❤️🙏#RCBvRR #devduttpadikkal #VIRATKOHLI #virat #padikkal #siraj
— Sahil menaria (@sahil_menaria18) April 22, 2021
— BumrahFanClub93 (@BClub93) April 22, 2021