The second match of the T20 series between India and Sri Lanka is taking place at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Four players made their debut for India in the T20. It includes the names of Chetan Zakaria, Devadat Padikkal, Rituraj Gayakwad and Nitish Rana. As soon as opener Padikkal debuted, he made history in a special case. Padikkal is now the first cricketer to play international cricket in 21st century India.
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The match was supposed to be played on Tuesday, but it was postponed by one day as spin all-rounder Krunal Pandya was corona positive. None of the other players who came in contact with him could find a place in the match, thus giving Padekal the chance to make his T20 international debut. In this game Padikkal played short but useful innings. He scored 29 off 23 balls with the help of four and one sixes. His innings ended with Hasaranga.
BCCI Video shares that these four players debuted on behalf of IND vs. SL 2nd T20I: Team India
Padikkal first attracted attention because of his performance in the IPL. He has scored over 400 runs in the IPL 2020 edition in the UAE. During this time, Padikkal became the second player to score 400 runs in the first innings of his IPL. The Padikkal journey did not stop here. He scored his first century of IPL career against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021 this year and earned plenty of accolades.