Virat Kohli can do anything for the team, picked that trait from him: RCB's Devdutt Padikkal

 Devdutt Padikkal is using the time away from the game to be with h

Virat Kohli can do anything for the team, picked that trait from him: RCB's Devdutt Padikkal

 Devdutt Padikkal is using the time away from the game to be with h

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Virat Kohli can do anything for the team, picked that trait from him: RCB's Devdutt Padikkal

 Devdutt Padikkal is using the time away from the game to be with his family. The country-wide lockdown due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis has given the teenager a break from cricket after what has been a roller-coaster ride for him with Karnataka.

In his first full-fledged season at the senior level, left-handed opener Devdutt Padikkal made all the right noises. The 19-year-old from Bengaluru topped the batting charts in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournament with 580 runs. The teenager then went on to finish on top of the charts in Vijay Hazare Trophy as well, amassing 609 runs, including 2 hundred as Karnataka completed the domestic limited-overs double.

In the Ranji Trophy, Devdutt Padikkal scored 649 runs at an average of little over 40. He was the highest run-getter for Karnataka who reached the semi-final to complete a fine domestic run last season.

The experience of playing with some of the established India stars in the Karnataka team has done Devdutt a world of good. The confident teenager opener, in an interview to indiatoday.in, says playing Test match cricket is his long-term goal and that he is keen on continuing to do well for Karnataka.

The youngster, who was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) set-up in 2019, has had the valuable experience of watching the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers from close quarters. Devdutt Padikkall is hungry for more success.