India has shown to have a great bench strength over time. It gives the selectors a tremendous headache since it illustrates the country’s wealth of talent. The white ball series involving India and Sri Lanka was eagerly awaited, as the side, led by Rahul Dravid, had a nice combination of experience and young. The Legend of Indian cricketer, Virender Sehwag is one among them, and he has spoken out about Devdutt Padikkal.
India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I: Virender Sehwag feels Devdutt Padikkal would be ideal replacement for Shikhar Dhawan in future
Due to preventive measures, Krunal Pandya and 8 other players were placed in isolation after testing positive for Covid. As a result, India made 7- changes to their lineup, with 4 debutants clearing the way to establish command of the field. Virender Sehwag, on the other hand, was pleased with Devdutt Padikkal’s dedication to the game, and he believes Padikkal may be a perfect successor for Shikhar Dhawan in the future.
“I really want to see him perform because the way he played a couple of innings, struck a century in the IPL, we saw some brilliant batting. When Shikhar Dhawan goes, he would be the right replacement for him. 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.” Sehwag said in an Interaction.
There’s no better thing than Padikkal getting an opportunity against Sri Lanka: Sehwag
The IPL has played a significant part in giving a platform for players to display their incredible talent. Annually, a name appears that attracts everyone’s attention and then establishes their position on the side. With his aggressive performance with the bat, Devdutt Padikkal had wowed everyone in the IPL.
While playing for the RCB, he put up several outstanding performances as the team’s opener. Virender Sehwag threw his support behind Padikkal, claiming that he has the potential to be a great prospect and offering advice on shot selection.
“If he performs, it will help his confidence and he can be a future star. He has that talent based on what I’ve seen in his batting. There’s no better thing than him getting an opportunity against Sri Lanka. He just needs to keep a little bit of patience and needs to be careful with his shot selection.” he added.