Under the captaincy of Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals (RR) are currently locking horns with Royal al Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Match 13 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. After being asked to bat, RR’s Devdutt Padikkal smashed Mohammed Siraj a six over the deep square leg, which reminded fans of a certain Yuvraj Singh.
RCB skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and asked RR to bat first. Yashasvi Jaiswal was the first man to be dismissed, as David Willey cleaned him up in the second over. The wicket brought in Devdutt Padikkal at the crease. In the next over, bowled by Mohammed Siraj, Padikkal, the former RCB player, was off the mark in style.
Siraj bowled a fuller delivery on the pads, and Padikkal picked that up nicely before sending it over the deep square leg boundary for a six. It was a pure wrist work from the left-handed batter, and many fans compared that shot with India’s legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh’s signature flick. It was the second ball that Padikkal had faced, and with that, he began his inniings.
Here is the video of the six from Devdutt Padikkal:
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Navdeep Saini, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
Here is how the fans reacted to the nonchalant six from Devdutt Padikkal:
Watching Nam hudga Devdutt Padikkal hitting Six against Namma RCB that too against Mohammad Siraj is weird…🙄
— Deep Kumar (@DeepKumar_Hulk) April 5, 2022
padikkal hitting siraj for a six pic.twitter.com/0VdfbcuE3i
— prans. (@innahsaar) April 5, 2022
Padikkal play like yuvraj singh first six against RCB #IPL2022
— maninder singh (@mandy640) April 5, 2022
— Siddharth Sharma (@imsiddharth21) April 5, 2022
— APPI (@naansense_appi) April 5, 2022
2nd ball six for Devdutt Padikkal against Mohammad Siraj.#RCBvsRR
— IPL 2022 | Indian Premier League | IPL (@TheKumarGourav) April 5, 2022
— Be logical (@bharat15071947) April 5, 2022
Padikkal hitting six against his former team ☠️
— Dhruv Raj (@being_ingenious) April 5, 2022
— Ram (@Rambo2820) April 5, 2022