Devdutt Padikkal was not only impressive in his debut IPL season but also scored the most runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 13th edition of the cash-rich league. Despite the presence of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, he ended up as the leading run-scorer of his franchise.
He slammed 473 runs at 31.53 with five half-centuries under his belt. Devdutt Padikkal was the find of the tournament, who also scored the most runs by an uncapped Indian player in the cash-rich league history.
Talking about Padikkal's success, BCCI chief and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is hopeful that he has a chance of representing Team India in the near future.
Ganguly said on the final episode of India Today e-Inspiration, "He is a very good talent. Although T20 cricket is the first step…I saw him play an innings at Eden Gardens in the Ranji Trophy semi-final in Bengal vs Karnataka…Karnataka was a strong side and he stood tall. He's got talent and time when he plays fast bowling. Let him go through a couple of seasons because the second season will be a lot harder. India want openers so hopefully, he will get his game right at the top level."