Devdut Padikal bubble 101 and skipper They grow kohli72 out of 47 turned the game into a one-sided race as the Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Rajasthan Royals with 10 wickets at Wankhede on Thursday. The 20-year-old Padical became the third youngest player after that Manish Pandi and Rishabh Pant to cut one IPL Yours.
Padical’s whirlwind left the Royals’ bowling alley panting as he killed 11 fours and six sixes with a willow. As Kohli anchored at the other end, Padikkal continued to push the boundaries for fun as the pair added the top 100 tracks in just 9.4 overs.
Chasing 178 was a walk for Bangalore-based equipment when the Padikkal-Kohli duo hit the finish line with 21 deliveries. Padical, who had been fighting COVID-19 before joining the RCB camp, returned with aplomb on a comfortable Wankhede surface.
“It was special. I could only wait my turn. When I was away from COVID, I just thought about coming here and playing the first game here. I couldn’t do it, but I wanted to contribute to the team’s victory. The weekend went very well and we got off to a good start. “When you get into such a partnership, it helps because the runs come from both ends,” the 20-year-old said after winning the “Man of the Match” award.
Whether worried about reaching the three-digit mark, Padical says: “Actually, no, that’s what I told Virat to do. It’s not about reaching a hundred for me, I wouldn’t mind missing hundreds as long as I contribute to the victories of team.
“During the inning, there were times when he was doing better, and then I was doing better. The rotation of the strike is important. We just clicked well,” he concluded.
181 of Padikkal-Kohli was also the highest franchise partnership in Bangalore. After making a four on four and climbing to the top of the points table, RCB will hope to continue the momentum when it takes over the three-time IPL champions CSK on Sunday.