Devdutt Padikkal: Devdutt Padikkal's performance was finally acknowledged

New Delhi:

Ind vs Eng:

No matter how the times are going, just keep doing your work in the best way. Especially in a game of great uncertainty like cricket because your time can come at any time. And the same happened with Devdutt Padikkal. KL Rahul was not completely fit, so in his place this lefty batsman got a place in the England team for the third test. You see there are many batsmen in domestic cricket who are doing well. For example, Mayank Agarwal was the highest run-scorer batsman in the last season, while PK Bhui is at the top position in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2024. After these there are also Sachin Baby and Pujara. But if BCCCI gave a place to Devdutt Padikkal in the team, then there was a very special reason behind it. 

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Because of this, Padikkal won

Karnataka's lefty batsman is in very good form this season. In his most recent match, Devdutt played an innings of 151 runs against Tamil Nadu. And Chief Selector Ajit Agarkar was watching this match. However, Devdutt had started the season in a very spectacular manner. He played an innings of 193 runs in the first match against Punjab and then scored 103 runs against Goa. While playing for India A against England Lions, Devdutt scored 105, 65 and 21 runs. But Agar's vote did not come only for this reason.

AND Devdutt Padikkal in 2024: 747 runs in 9 innings, FOUR hundreds pic.twitter.com/aHpbptqTUJ

— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) February 12, 2024

...this also affected Agarkar

Devdutt's consistency impressed Agarkar the most. Century against Tamil Nadu, century against England Lions, then centuries against Goa and Punjab...in fact, Devdutt made a strong claim in the last ten first-class innings. In these innings, Devdutt scored 30, 193, 42, 31, 103, 65, 21, 151 and 35 runs. The 'tone' did go up and down a bit, but it seemed stable to a great extent. And after this consistency, it was very difficult for the selection committee to ignore Devdutt.