Name- Devdutt Padikkal
Date of Birth- 7 July 2000
Age- 20 years(as in 2020)
Mother- Name Not Known
Father- Name Not Known
Marital Status/Marriage- Unmarried
Height- 5’9 approx.
Weight- 67kg approx.
Net Worth- N/A
Devdutt Padikkal Biography
Devdutt Padikkal is an Indian cricketer. He is primarily known as a left-handed batsmen who is also capable of bowling handy offies. Born on 7 July 2000, he did his schooling from Army Public School and St. Joseph’s Boys High School in Bengaluru. He completed his graduation from St. Joseph College in Bangalore. The young cricketer earned much deserved attention after being picked up for the U19 national cricket team. He started playing cricket at the age of 11 and slowly laddered up the ranks in the same for himself. In the year 2018, IPL team Royal Challengers bought him at a base price of Rs.20 Lakhs. Though he didn’t get the chance to prove himself but even sharing the dressing room with cricket legends have been a memorable experience for him that time.
Favorite Things of Devdutt Padikkal
- Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid are his Favorite Cricketers.
- Football and Cricket are his Favorite Sports.
- Manchester United is his Favorite Team.
- Taio Cruz is his Favorite Singer.
- Bad Boys, Logan, and The Expendables are his Favorite Hollywood Movies.
- Travelling and Watching Football are his Favorite Hobbies.
Facts About Devdutt Padikkal
- It was during his summer vacations when he was 9 years old, his parents suggested him to play cricket and that’s how his tryst with cricket begin.
- Everyone who knows him told him that he is a naturally gifted player but he didn’t believed anyone until he started playing cricket for state.
- In 2011, his family shifted to Bangalore and he got enrolled to sharpen his cricket skills at Karnataka Institute of Cricket.
- He started taking his cricket journey serious during after his selection in U14 team and knew this is what he wants to do in life.
- At first cricket grew slowly on him but later it became his life. He started playing officially for Karnataka State Cricket Association.
- In 2017, he was selected by Bellary Tuskers in Karnataka Premier League and rose to limelight for his stunning innings where he scored 72 runs for 53 balls.
- After his impressive performance, he kept piling runs for Karnataka U19s grabbing everyone’s attention on him.
- Later in Cooch Behar Trophy 2018, he made 829 runs finishing as the fourth highest run-getter.
- In the same year, he made his first class debut for Karnataka Ranji Trophy 2018-19.
- After displaying some eye-catching performances, he was bought up by RCB for Indian Premier League and got the chance to share dressing room with cricketers like Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shivam Dube, and more.
- He became the leading run-scorer for Karnataka during 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy with 609 runs in eleven matches.
- In October 2019, he was selected in India’s A squad for 2019-20 Deodhar Trophy.
- On 8 November 2019, he made his T20 debut for Karnataka in 2019-20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Devdutt Padikkal Family
He was born in Edappa, Kerala into a middle class Hindu family. Later his family shifted to Bangalore from Hyderabad where he started his cricket training at Karnataka Institute of Cricket. There is not much information available about his family as he likes to keep his personal life under the wraps from social media to maintain his focus on cricket. With his immense hard work and dedication, he has made his parents proud and working hard enough to get selected in Indian Cricket team.
Devdutt Padikkal Girlfriend/ Wife
He is currently single and not dating anyone. At this moment, he is focusing entirely on his career and his work. Despite being one of the rising Indian cricketer of Indian Premier League and team India, there is no buzz of him dating anyone. He has lots of female friends but none of them are his love interest.
Devdutt Padikkal Career
He started his cricket journey at the age of 11. In 2009, he enrolled at Karnataka Institute of Cricket during his summer vacations and developed interest towards cricket. Starting from his career in 2014, he has represented Karnataka in U14, U16 and U19s categories respectively. In 2017, he was selected in Karnataka Premier League for Bellary Tuskers and performed well grabbing everyone’s eyeballs on him. In December 2018, he was bought by RCB in IPL and retained his position in the team for IPL 2020 as well. During 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he became the leading run-scorer in the tournament with 609 runs in 11 matches. Owing to his good performance, he even bagged best batsman award from Karnataka State Cricket Association for contributions in Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Devdutt Padikkal Shine To Glory
Eventually he rose to glory after he smashed tons of run for Belly Tuskers in state cricket premier league. He has maintained his consistency of playing well in the domestic matches and in no time, he managed to grab the attention of RCB selectors and successfully managed to get into their team squad.