|Full Name:||Devdutt Babunu Padikkal|
|DOB:||07th July 2000|
|Age (as of 2020):||20 Years|
|School:||Army Public School|
|Height:||5’7″, 175 cms|
Devdutt Padikkal Biography
Devdutt Babunu Padikkal is an Indian cricketer who hails from the state of Kerala and represents Karnataka in the domestic cricket leagues.
He is best known for his consistency in batting for his side Karnataka in the just concluded 2019 Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy as Karnataka defeated the Tamil Nadu team by just 1 run in the finals of the tournament.
Devdutt Padikkal Early Life
Devdutt Padikkal was born on 7th July 2000 in Edappal, Kerala, India. After his birth, his family moved to Hyderabad. Devdutt was very serious about playing cricket as he wanted to be a cricketer.
In 2014 his family shifted to Karnataka from Hyderabad where Devdutt lived with his family in Hyderabad before shifting to Bangalore in 2014. In Bangalore, he joined the Karnataka Institute of Cricket (KIC) and never looked back.
Devdutt Padikkal Professional Life
|Bowling Style:||Right-arm off-break|
|Teams:||India U19, India-A & RCB|
Devdutt started taking professional cricket lessons when he was 11 years old. When he was 14 years old, he joined the Karnataka Institute of Cricket in 2014 and was soon roped in by the state team to represent the under-16 and under-19 age teams. In 2017 Devdutt smashed 53-ball 72 for his team Ballari Tuskers in the Karnataka Premier League. He also kept working hard and continued with improving his batting figures as he represented his state team.
In 2018, Devdutt made 829 runs in the Cooch Behar Trophy 2018 and became the fourth-highest run-scorer in that league. Devdutt cemented his place in the Karnataka’s senior team for the playing Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Devdutt made his List-A debut in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on 26 September 2019. He scored 609 runs in 11 matches and was the leading scorer of the tournament.
He also made his first-class debut for Karnataka in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy on 28 November 2018. Besides, Devdutt also got a national call-up for the Sri-Lanka tour which marked his debut in India A’s squad where he impressed the selectors and the team management. Moreover, Devdutt has also played for India A at the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy. Devdutt was highly impressive in 2019-20 as he made his T-20 debut in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as he represented Karnataka.
In December 2018, Devdutt was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for 20 lakhs but Devdutt didn’t play a single match for the side then.