Batting sensation Devdutt Padikkal reveals the toughest bowler he has faced in IPL 2020

When a country like India that has had a track record of continuing to produce multiple talented batsmen, it is not a surprise that 20 year old Devdutt Padikkal had taken the IPL by storm this year. He looked like he played at the highest level for several years, scoring 473 runs in 15 innings at an average of 31.53, including 5 fifties – the joint highest with established players like KL Rahul and AB De Villiers. Throughout the tournament, Padikkal demonstrated his ability by adapting an aggressive approach against world class bowlers of the highest level.

He also mentioned 1 specific bowler who he found the toughest to face. Padikkal revealed to ESPN Cricinfo, “Probably the one bowler I felt was challenging was (legspinner) Rashid Khan, because he has really good pace and turns the ball at the same time. He’s not easy to pick. I think while facing him I felt like, “Okay, this is something I’m not used to.”


Padikkal topped off an impressive debut campaign by winning the IPL Emerging player of the Season award.