Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan led his side in the as of late closed Sri Lanka visit containing three One-Day Internationals and numerous T20 Internationals. The ‘Men in Blue’ secured the ODI leg 2-1 yet lost the T20I series 2-1.
In the second T20I, Team India gave presentations to four youths as Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana and Chetan Sakariya. Out of them, Padikkal was the greatest positive as he made 29 sudden spikes in demand for a difficult surface in Colombo. Truth be told, Padikkal was the second-most noteworthy individual scorer for India after Dhawan, who had scored 40 runs.
Padikkal didn’t get the huge score, yet he actually dazzled many, including previous India opener Virender Sehwag. In a talk with Cricbuzz, Sehwag stored lauds on Padikkal, saying he can possibly pull out all the stops in the interesting game.
The former cricketer even figured that the Karnataka hitter has each quality to turn into an optimal trade for Dhawan. Sehwag reviewed Padikkal’s extraordinary century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, saying he has scored some splendid thumps in IPL, and I need to see him perming at the global level too.
“I really want to see him perform because the way he played a couple of innings and struck a century in the IPL, we saw some brilliant batting. When Shikhar Dhawan goes, he would be the right replacement for him,” said by Virender Sehwag.
“The only thing is that I want these Indian youngsters to first get opportunities in the sub-continent because then when he goes to England, Australia or South Africa, there is confidence behind him,” further added by him.
The young left handed batsman has so far played 21 IPL matches, in which he has figured out how to score 668 runs at a hit pace of 131.8 with 5 half centuries and a ton on his name.