I used to be very nervous, says Devdutt Padikkal


Dubai, September 22

Considered a future India star, Devdutt Padikkal made a powerful IPL debut with a scintillating fifty however the younger Kerala batsman says he was nervous when his place within the enjoying XI was confirmed to him.

Displaying a variety of photographs and confidence in placing the ball onerous and clear, the 20-year-old scored a 42-ball 56 to assist Royal Challengers Bangalore publish 163 for five towards Sunrisers Hyderabad.

“I was very nervous upon hearing the news of making my debut. But when I came to bat, I settled down after playing a few balls,” Padikkal advised Chahal throughout an interplay after the match.

Padikkal mentioned he has learnt so much from RCB and India skipper Virat Kohli.

“The last one month that we practiced, I learnt a lot from Virat bhaiya. I kept asking him questions whenever I was around him. Even today, when I was playing with Finch, he showed a lot of confidence in me,” he mentioned.

Chasing 164, SRH had been 121 for 2 earlier than Yuzvendra Chahal triggered a collapse together with his twin strike in successive balls as they had been all out for 153 in 19.four overs.

Talking concerning the 16th over (his final over) which modified the complexion of the sport, Chahal mentioned he seemed to bowl an attacking line with a defensive subject.

“It was an important over. I was thinking it could go for runs and also can be in our team’s favour. My mindset was to pick wickets even though we set a defensive field. But the chat with Virat bhaiya was about bowling attacking line because only wickets can turn the match,” Chahal mentioned.

“The first ball I kept it at the leg stump, because it difficult to hit. When Vijay Shankar came, AB and Virat said let’s bowl a googly, something that I was practising in the nets. We knew if it lands properly it will be difficult for a new batsman to read,” Chahal mentioned including that he was nervous to play after a very long time because of the COVID-19 break.

“I was a little nervous but I backed myself. The ball was wet due to dew in the field. But I have trained hard at the nets to bowl with wet balls,” he added. PTI



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