Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opener Devdutt Padikkal said that he was nervous when he got the news that he would be making my debut for RCB against SunRisers Hyderabad.
“I was very nervous when I got the news that I would be making my debut for RCB. I was just walking in my room the day I got the news that I will be playing against Hyderabad. When I came to bat, I got settled then, when I played my first two balls, I really felt good,” Padikkal told Yuzvendra Chahal in a video posted on the official website of IPL.
“For the past month we have been training here, Virat Bhaiya has talked to me and I have learnt a lot from him. Whenever I am with him, I keep asking questions. Playing today with Finch felt amazing, he understood that I was scoring quickly, so he gave me the strike and showed confidence in me,” he added.
During the batting innings, Devdutt Padikkal scored 56 runs for RCB in his first match for the franchise.
For RCB, Padikkal and AB de Villiers had scored half-centuries to take the side’s total to 163/5 in the allotted twenty overs.
Sunrisers Hyderabad lost by 10 runs against RCB on Monday. The David Warner-led team failed to chase the 164-run target.
The Virat Kohli-led team will now take on Kings XI Punjab on Thursday 24 September.