RR VS PBKS: Rajasthan Royals lost against Punjab Kings in the 8th match. Left-handed batsman Devdutt Padikkal’s slow batting left the team at a loss.
In the Indian Premier League, the names of players change overnight. Often in this league, players go from ranks to kings. But, some players turn out to be the opposite. Similar is the situation of Rajasthan Royals batsman Devdutt Padikkal, who is known as one of the most talented batsmen in the country. The player is currently struggling with poor form. Padikkal in the year 2022 Rajasthan Rs. Bought at a whopping price of 7.75 crores. Even if he gets the highest price.. he is unable to do justice to that prize.
Padikkal made his IPL debut in 2020. Royal Challengers Bangalore bought this player for Rs.20 lakh. Padikkal did wonders in his first season. This player scored 473 runs in 15 matches. He has 5 fifties with the bat. In the next season too, Padikkal scored 411 runs in 14 matches and also scored a century. Padikkal’s luck changed after this season. He was showered with crores in the IPL auction.
Padikkal who got Rs. 7.75 crores..
Padikkal fetches the highest price in the IPL 2022 auction. Teams like RCB, Mumbai and Rajasthan competed hard to sign him. Rs. 4 crores prize, RCB backed down. The race continued between Mumbai and Rajasthan. Eventually Rajasthan bought this player for Rs. Bought for 7.75 crores. Due to this, crores rained in Padikkal’s account. But, his bat became weak from here.
Batting order changed.. runs stopped..
Rajasthan Royals offered Padikkal a new role. Instead of opening, he was given the responsibilities of number 3 and 4. This derailed Padikkal’s batting. Padikkal could only score 376 runs in 17 matches in 2022. He got only 1 half-century in his bat. Padikkal’s strike rate is also 122. Now Padikkal is being given a chance in the middle order this season as well.
Padikkal could not even bat in the middle order against Punjab Kings. Only 21 runs came from his bat in 26 balls. The strike rate was only 80.77. Guwahati pitch is good for batting. But Padikkal’s bat looked quiet. By changing the batting order.. there was an effect on this player. If this continues in the same position, this player’s condition will worsen.