Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opener Devdutt Padikkal scored his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) century to assist chase down 178 with greater than three overs to go in opposition to Rajasthan Royals (RR). Padikkal performed a blinder of a knock, scoring 101 off 52 deliveries. This was the quickest century within the IPL by an uncapped participant. Padikkal and captain Virat Kohli, who remained unbeaten as RCB registered a 10-wicket victory, additionally registered the best opening partnership within the historical past of the event.
The left-hander had a gradual begin to the event after lacking the primary recreation having simply recovered from COVID-19 days earlier than. But he rocketed again to type along with his beautiful show which noticed him dominate the Rajasthan bowlers.
His excellent knock set Twitter abuzz.
“Devdutt Padikkal has played a supremely masterful innings. The sheer power and dominance of his stroke-play was something to behold. And, he enjoys batting with his captain Virat Kohli. Well played,” wrote former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop.
“Fantastic innings from young Padikkal. And this year @RCBTweets are in ominous form, which is great to see. Kohli and Padikkal made it look very easy,” Virender Sehwag tweeted.
“That was some hammering,” wrote former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad.
Devdutt Padikkal has performed a supremely masterful innings. The sheer energy and dominance of his stroke-play was one thing to behold. And, he enjoys batting along with his captain Virat Kohli. Well performed @RCBTweets
– Ian bishop (@irbishi) April 22, 2021
Fantastic innings from younger Padikkal. And this 12 months @RCBTweets are in ominous type, which is nice to see. Kohli and Padikkal made it look very straightforward. #RCBvRR pic.twitter.com/fIUC9lImjP
– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 22, 2021
– Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) April 22, 2021
There had been a number of different reactions too, together with from RCB’s opposition camps:
– Chennai Super Kings – Mask Pdu Whistle Pdu! (@ChennaiIPL) April 22, 2021
Padikkal, please cease.
– Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 22, 2021
– Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 22, 2021
Congrats @devdpd07 on a beautiful century and I m positive there may be going to be much more sooner or later! Congrats to @imVkohli on crossing 6k runs in IPl! Demolishing act by @RCBTweets of the best order! #RCBvRR pic.twitter.com/T7QxgjsyFA
– Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) April 22, 2021
Brilliant by @devdpd07 it was an inning which was pleasing to the attention.
– Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 22, 2021
Amazing knock from Padikkal! Such class and composure
– Shai Hope (@shaidhope) April 22, 2021
– | Dodda Ganesh (@doddaganesha) April 22, 2021
– Riyan Parag (@ParagRiyan) April 22, 2021
Gettin to witnessed th better of @RCBTweets . what enjoyable,,
4 of 4,, wata begin. This ought to give the bst confidence eva.
Bet wshs @imVkohli,, selfless taking part in proving as soon as once more wat
a fab chief u r.@devdpd07 , hats off…. proved u r a champ as soon as once more. Come stronger.
– Kichcha Sudeepa (@KicchaSudeep) April 22, 2021
Devdutt Padikkal is batting at a very completely different stage. And I like the best way Virat has simply allowed him to take centre stage, taking singles and placing him again on strike. Feel for RR, fought again fantastically whereas batting, however RCB & their trustworthy followers deserve a terrific 12 months
– Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) April 22, 2021
Maiden century in IPL for Gayle and Prince Padikkal on similar day with Kohli on different finish.
– Neal Caffrey (@AI_freak) April 22, 2021
This is just the start, Padikkal goes to rule the Cricket World in coming years
Trolled, Criticised, Humiliated : But he has got here again. What an innings idolo pic.twitter.com/e6f8Ma86Ih
– (@Nitin__10) April 22, 2021
The win means RCB are the one staff to remain unbeaten after 4 video games performed. They lead the desk, with a two-point benefit over Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. They can be up in opposition to second-placed CSK of their subsequent recreation on Sunday.
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