Devdutt Padikkal has awed everyone with his performances in the ongoing IPL 2020 season. The free-flowing elegant batsman has played an integral role in the success of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The 20-year-old in the 10 matches so far has scored 321 runs at a strike rate of 125. Padikkal’s range of shots has been exquisite this season as he has been able to hit sixes against quality bowlers with ease.
Devdutt Padikkal’s Technique Is Similar To Hayden- Chris Morris
Recently his RCB teammate Chris Morris gave him a huge compliment and compared his batting style with Matthew Hayden. The RCB all-rounder believes that much like Hayden, young Padikkal too has an imposing figure when he bats.
He further pointed out that Padikkal much like the former great Aussie batsman has a similar technique and backs himself when he bats.
”Devdutt Padikkal, batting with Aaron Finch, he has been incredible. He has got a similar imposing way of batting like Matthew Hayden. Obviously, he has not got the size of Hayden. Hayden has a huge chest. But definitely, he has got a similar technique and hits the cricket ball. The way he moves on the field, the way he conducts himself all the time. You look at him, he has got something.” Chris Morris said as quoted by Hindustan Times.
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Meanwhile, after coming back from injury Morris too has been in sensational bowling form in IPL 2020. The South African has been on song in all the matches and made the RCB side stronger with his impactful performances. Morris is pleased with his performance thus far and credited mental freshness for his success.
The break (due to COVID-19) was really nice both for the body and mental freshness. Good to be playing again and it is just lot of clarity and how the execution needs to be,” Chris Morris said.
Furthermore, RCB currently has 7 wins so far in the season are close to qualifying for the playoffs. They will next face out of sorts Chennai Super Kings in the day fixture on Sunday.