Vaibhav Tripathi ∙ May 20 2023, 12:00 PM | 2 Min Read

'I Thought I Might Not Make It...,' Devdutt Padikkal Reflects On His IPL Season

image-lhuyczw6Padikkal top-scored for his team. (Twitter)

In a captivating clash between the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and the Punjab Kings (PBKS), RR emerged as the victors with a thrilling 4-wicket win, sealing the triumph with just 2 balls remaining. The standout performer of the match was none other than the sensational Devdutt Padikkal, whose remarkable innings of 51 runs off 36 deliveries, embellished with 5 fours and 3 sixes, played a pivotal role in RR's exhilarating chase.

 Despite initial challenges faced by the RR batters, Padikkal fearlessly embraced the role of the aggressor, guiding RR to a memorable victory.

In the post-match presentation, Padikkal emphasized his unwavering desire to win every match for his team. The talented left-handed batter highlighted his versatility in batting across different positions and acknowledged the need to further enhance his adaptability to excel in any given role.

Apart from the net sessions, my best hit. Coming into the season I was feeling good. But it didn’t pan out the way I thought. Every game as a cricketer you want to win it for your side. To be honest, it has been that kind of a season. I have been all over the batting order. I need to learn batting at every position. At the start of the season, I thought I might not make it,” said Devdutt Padikkal after winning the player of the match award."

With 14 points to their name, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) currently find themselves in the fifth position on the points table, fiercely striving to secure a coveted playoff spot. While their aspirations burn bright, the final outcome of their campaign lies partially beyond their grasp.