It is a challenge to hit the boundaries in the middle, admits the young star of Royal Challengers Bangalore Devdutt Padikkal, but he found that the task is relatively easy, thanks to the partnership with the skipper They grow kohli in IPL game against Rajasthan Royals.
On Thursday, Padical made his first hundred of the IPL, concluding all talks on the percentage of his strikes after several impressive outcomes.
The 20-year-old smashed an unbeaten 101 of 52 balls in the starting line-up with 181 with Kohli, while RCB recorded a clear 10-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals.
“It’s about the situation in the game, I always have a certain role to play and I have to do it as best I can,” Padical told a post-match press conference.
“Sometimes it can be a challenge in the middle and it’s not easy to reach boundaries all the time.
“It was a good gate, we had a partnership and we complemented each other well. So in this situation it was easier to reach those limits because we always rotated the strike,” he added.
Asked what came to his mind as he approached his virginity, Padical said he did not think about his stage because victory is more important.
“To be honest, I was just looking to finish the game, that was the most important thing. We wanted to win as early as possible and when I was there, I never thought about my hundred,” said Padical.
Padikkal enjoyed a breakthrough IPL season last year, followed by an impressive domestic campaign with Karnataka. In the continuing edition of the T20 league, he scored 137 tracks in three games in a strike of 147.31.
“For the last two seasons, I’ve only tried to make things easier and I haven’t tried to do anything different and special. I tried to stick to my process, to be as consistent as possible, and fortunately I was able to do that,” Padical said.
The youngster, who tested positive for COVID-19 before the start of the tournament, had missed the first match against the defending champions, the Mumbai Indians.
However, Padical returned to RCB, playing XI from their second game.
“Leaving COVID was definitely a big challenge and I was really happy that I managed to contribute to the victory of the team from the second game.
“As long as I contribute and the team wins what matters to me,” Padical said.
RCB will then fight former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) champions on Sunday.