IPL 2021: RCB player praised Gautam Gambhir (Gautam Gambhir / Instagram)
Gautam Gambhir played 58 Test matches, 147 One Day and 37 T20s at international level. He was a key factor in the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup. He played match-winning innings in the finals of both the tournaments.
Devdutt Padikkal recently told about his role model in an interview given to the Times of India. This young batsman said that he takes inspiration from almost every cricketer who plays for India. Along with this, he took the name of Gautam Gambhir while answering the question.
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Padikkal told that he still sees Gautam Gambhir’s old batting and learns from him. The RCB batsman said, “There is no single motivation factor for me.” Every person has a different story and everyone has gone through something in their respective careers. I take inspiration from every cricketer who plays for India, because it is not easy for anyone to reach here. To reach this, a lot has to be done. All these players have done a lot to contribute and reach here for the country. “The RCB opener further said,” My role model is Gautam Gambhir. I grew up watching them play. I still watch his videos and learn a lot. I love his batting style.
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He was bought at a base price of 20 lakhs in the IPL 2019 auction. He had to wait a year for his debut. Last year, he scored 473 runs in 15 matches for RCB at an average of 31.53. His strike rate was 124.80. At the same time, Gautam Gambhir played 58 Test matches, 147 One Day and 37 T20s at international level. He was a key factor in the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup. He played match-winning innings in the finals of both the tournaments.