Virat Kohli-led IPL team RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal has said that he tries to keep things simple and focuses on what he does on the field. He also said that people get a lot of attention outside the game, so it becomes very important to focus on the game. Devdutt Padikkal has said in a video interview on the Twitter account posted by the franchise that cricket in India is a festival like a religion. Your focus is going out of the game as well, so it’s important to try to keep your focus on the game. You have to appreciate the love shown on their part. What I have tried to do is to focus on the game as much as possible and not try to focus on the media as it easily affects your game.
Devdutt Padikkal also spoke about mastering the quarantine life before taking the field for the practice session matches. He said that initially the quarantine was fun but later it makes you lethargic. I would not say that mastery is achieved. It is still difficult, obviously, its separation was not that easy either. It’s a very lonely time. Initially it was fun as it was something new which we were not used to. We could do whatever we wanted by sitting alone in a room. But after some time you get tired because after a certain time there might not be much to do. it is challenging. But at the same time, this is the game you want to play. We are in difficult times in the world. So, just go ahead with it because there’s not much you can do about it.
The Bengaluru batsman, who made his T20 debut in the middle of the Sri Lanka tour in July this year, has described being a Test cricketer as his ultimate goal besides winning the IPL and the World Cup. Devdutt Padikkal has said that there are many goals in life. Playing Test cricket for India is the last. I aspire to win IPL, World Cup, all such things. The main goal for me is to win trophies, be part of champion teams. Hopefully I can do the same with RCB team.