Royal Challengers Bangalore cricketer Devdutt Padikkal is having a breakthrough IPL 2020. Everything he touches turn into gold. After a fine knock with the knock to guide Bangalore post a challenging total, Padikkal took a stunning diving catch to dismiss Saurabh Tiwary to bring his side back in the game.
Chasing 165 runs set by Bangalore, the defending champions were cruising through. Quinton de Kock and Ishan Kishan produced a perfect start before ever-consistent Suryakumar Yadav carried on the baton on his shoulders. Just when things were looking way too easy for Mumbai Indians, Devdutt Padikkal produced a special effort to provide a breakthrough.
Devdutt Padikkal takes a stunning catch
Catching has been of top-class in the 13th edition and it gets better with each passing day. It was a fuller length delivery from Mohammed Siraj and Saurabh Tiwary mistimed the drive on the up. The bat face turned a little and the shot got devoid of power.
Devdutt Padikkal, who was positioned at mid-off attacked the ball before leaping forward to catch the ball. It was inches off the ground and the entire Royal Challengers Bangalore team is pumped up led by skipper Virat Kohli.
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Earlier in the day, the first half certainly belonged to the youthful exuberance of Devdutt Padikkal and Josh Phillippe. They carted the bowlers to all parts, before Rahul Chahar’s chicanery accounted for the latter. The second half was all about Mumbai Indians, who lost Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in quick succession amidst a bone-chilling spell of pace from Jasprit Bumrah.
Devdutt Padikkal, too, departed in an attempt to accelerate and was perhaps robbed off a hundred at the team’s expense. Gurkeerat Mann Singh and Washington Sundar did all they could to get RCB to 164 runs in their quota of 20 overs.