Devdutt Padikkal is in the form of his life as he smashed his 4th consecutive century in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. The elegant opening batsman from Karnataka is just batting at a different level and scoring centuries for fun. The world knew that Padikkal was going to be something very special when he was the leading run-getter for Royal Challengers Bangalore in his first-ever IPL season.
Since then Padikkal has elevated his game and is now on the verge of entering India’s ODI squad. Padikkal started the Vijay Hazare Trophy with 2 fifties after which he has only been dealing in hundreds. The left-handed batsman has now scored 4 consecutive centuries which has got everyone talking about him on Twitter.
The popular micro-blogging site was in awe of Padikkal’s batting and his ability to score centuries at will. Many on Twitter believe that the time for Padikkal to play in the blue of India has well and truly arrived. Fans on Twitter reckon that Padikkal should be included in India’s squad for the 3 match ODI series against England later this month.
Twitter salutes Devdutt Padikkal after his 4th consecutive century
The 20-year-old today in the quarter-final against Kerala scored 101 runs in 119 deliveries. He shared a memorable opening stand with skipper Samarth R who scored 192 runs in mere 158 balls. Coming back to Padikkal he contributed with 101 in the 249 runs opening partnership and his knock included 10 boundaries and 2 sixes.
As expected as soon as he completed yet another hundred, Twitter was buzzing and Devdutt Padikkal started trending in India. Now it is a matter of time before the talented young batsman receives his maiden India call-up. As far as Twitter is concerned the fans on the platform want Padikkal in India’s squad after his 4th successive century.
4⃣th consecutive 💯 for Devdutt Padikkal in the Vijay Hazare Trophy! 🤯
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 8, 2021
Only two Batsman scored 4 Hundreds in Vijay Hazare Trophy's single Season :-
•Virat Kohli – 2008
•Devdutt Padikkal – 2021
The King and The Prince.
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) March 8, 2021
4th consecutive hundred for 20-year-old Devdutt Padikkal in Vijay Hazare 2021 – 101* from 118 balls including 10 fours and 2 sixes against Kerala in the Quarter Final. He is run machine of Karnataka.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 8, 2021
Devdutt Padikkal scores his 4th consecutive ton in List A cricket. Kumar Sangakkara (WC 2015), Alviro Peterson, Khurram Manzoor scored 4 tons in List A cricket!
What a dream season Padikkal is having. His scores in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: 52, 97, 152, 126*, 145*, 101*(batting)
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) March 8, 2021
Once Virat Kohli use to score century for fun. Now Devdutt Padikkal also doing same in VHT
Unreal Consistency man 4th consecutive centry!!
— AGASTYA (@NotFinished_) March 8, 2021
4th consecutive hundred for Karnataka & RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal in the #VijayHazareTrophy.
52 97 152 126* 145* 100*
Talk about consistency 🎯 pic.twitter.com/a1wu2cLFwN
— ⚡ (@dudescricket) March 8, 2021
Devdutt Padikkal is the first Indian to smash four consecutive List A hundreds. He's turned it around in style at the Vijay Hazare Trophy after stop-start kinda show in the T20s. It’s the third-best run all-time, after Kumar Sangakkara and Alviro Petersen. Courtesy @SampathStats
— Shashank Kishore (@captainshanky) March 8, 2021
It looks like India finally found a replacement for Shikhar Dhawan in the form of Devdutt Padikkal
4 Consecutive Century is Unreal and Insane
He is surely an International material
— 𝓢𝖍𝖆𝖉𝖔𝖜 𝕮𝖗𝖎𝖈𝖐𝖊𝖙 (@TheCricFreak18) March 8, 2021
Devdut Padikkal scores in his last 5 innings: 52,97,152*,126*,145,101.
— Shathyanaraynan (@shathya2001) March 8, 2021
I think time has come to give chance to Devdutt Padikkal in both ODI and Tests.
— Realist_Indian (@India_Progress) March 8, 2021