Gautam Gambhir says “Devdutt Padikkal left too much for AB de Villiers” in IPL 2021. Gambhir expects that Devdutt Padikkal left too much for even a genius like AB de Villiers. They to do in the chase against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday. Royal Challengers Bangalore were amazed by SRH by four runs. In other words, the match number 52 of the Indian Premier League 2021 in Abu Dhabi. Bangalore needed 142 to win. However, Padikkal’s 52-ball 41 stalled the chase.
“You expect RCB to chase anything with the kind of batting they have? On this wicket in Abu Dhabi, 190 got chased a couple of days. Yes, there was some very good bowling from Sunrisers. But there was some very mediocre batting from RCB as well,” Gambhir said.
“Devdutt Padikkal batted for 52 balls for his 41. Also, if you’ve battled for so many deliveries, you expect the batter to finish off the match. You’ve left too much for AB de Villiers. When Maxwell was going great guns, you got him run out as well. That was not the best single. Unfortunately for RCB, it was not the best batting but it was very smart bowling. And very smart captaincy as well (by SRH),” Gautam Gambhir said.
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Lastly, Royal Challengers Bangalore were 92 for 3 after 14 overs. Also, with Maxwell guiding the chase. However, the latter was run out following a mix-up with Padikkal. Bangalore could never recover from that jolt. Bangalore is promoted Christian to No. 3 during the chase, but he was out for just one run. Gambhir lashed out at Bangalore over the move, pointing out. It is forced their best batter, De Villiers, to come in at No. 6.
“Absolutely not. By promoting Dan Christian to No. 3, you are asking Srikar Bharat to bat at No. 4, Maxwell comes down at No. 5, and then your best batter, the genius AB de Villiers bats at No. 6. Also, he should be batting nothing below No. 5,” Gambhir said.
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