IPL-2021: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opener Devdutt Padikkal made a record by playing an unbeaten inning of 101 runs against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. He has now become the third uncapped player to score a century in the IPL. Manish Pandey and Rishabh Pant have done this before them.
Devdutt Padikkal completed his half-century off 27 balls and completed his first IPL century in 51 balls. Padikkal played an unbeaten 101-run knock of 52 balls. His magnificent century innings included 6 sixes and 11 excellent fours. Captain Virat Kohli also supported him well. Virat scored 72 runs in 47 balls which included 3 sixes and 6 fours.
Devdutt Padikkal scored 473 runs in the IPL 13 season (IPL-2020), playing 15 matches, during which his best score was an innings of 74 runs. Padikkal made his mark with 5 fifties in that IPL season played in the UAE.
Devdutt Padikkal Scored the Second fastest century for RCB
With this, Padikkal has become the second fastest Indian batsman to score the second-fastest century by RCB in the IPL. Virat Kohli is the Indian to score the fastest century while playing for RCB. Virat Kohli has scored a century in 47 balls while playing for Bangalore.
Padikkal Becomes The Youngest Player To Score A Century In IPL History
Padikkal, who completed a century off 51 balls, has reached the third position in terms of scoring the youngest century in the IPL. In this case, Manish Pandey is in the first place. Pandey scored a century in IPL 2009 at the age of 19 years 253 days. After this, Rishabh Pant is in second place. Pant had scored a century in IPL 2018 at the age of 20 years 218 days. Padikkal has done this at the age of 20 years 289 days.
Padikkal And Virat Have A Record Opening Partnership
The pair of Virat Kohli and Padikkal, batting brilliantly, made an unbeaten partnership of 181 runs for the first wicket. It is the third highest partnership in IPL history to win without losing any wicket.
The record of the highest opening partnership for RCB has also been recorded in the name of the Virat-Padikkal duo. Earlier, this record was recorded in the names of the pair of Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan. Both shared a 167-run partnership for the first wicket.
Devdutt Padikkal Career Stat
|Batting and Fielding||Mat||No||Runs||HS||Ave||BF||SR||100||50||4s||6s||CT||ST|
Padikkal IPL debut
vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sep 21, 2020
vs Rajasthan Royals at Wankhede Stadium, Apr 22, 2021