IPL 2023: Devdutt Padikkal departs as Punjab Kings break crucial partnership

In a crucial moment of the match, Arshdeep Singh of Punjab Kings claimed a crucial wicket as he dismissed Devdutt Padikkal of Rajasthan Royals. The delivery was a slower short ball, which dug into the surface and posed a challenge for Padikkal. Despite his dangerous form, Padikkal failed to execute his intended cut shot over the fielder positioned at point.

The fielder, Harpreet Brar, showed great anticipation and agility as he took a step back and caught the ball over his head. This breakthrough wicket by Arshdeep Singh brought an end to the partnership that had been building momentum for Rajasthan Royals.

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Padikkal had been looking in fine touch during his innings, displaying an array of strokes and accumulating runs at a brisk pace. However, on this occasion, he couldn’t time his shot well as he checked his shot at the last moment. The ball looped up in the air, providing an opportunity for Harpreet Brar to make a crucial catch.

Padikkal’s innings consisted of 51 runs off 30 deliveries, including five boundaries and three sixes. His aggressive approach had put the Punjab Kings under pressure, making his wicket all the more valuable for the bowling side.