Devdutt also bagged the best batsman award from Karnataka State Cricket Association for his superb contributions and was also drafted into the senior team for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. India U-19 call-up next followed for the Sri Lanka tour and Devdutt displayed some eye-catching performances to seal his place in the team. At 19, Devdutt now has an IPL contract with RCB swooping in the auctions ahead of the new season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore endured a nightmarish IPL winning 5 out of 14 matches and bagged the wooden spoon. Devdutt never really got a chance to prove but sharing the dressing room with some of the legends of the game would’ve been a memorable experience.
Devdutt started the 2019-20 domestic season with a bang. In the first game, he compiled a 58 in the opening game of the Vijay Hazare Trophy against Jharkand. There was no looking back for the youngster post that knock. He smashed his maiden list A ton against Saurashtra and followed it up with another unbeaten century in the next game against Goa. Devdutt kept piling up runs and was a vital cog in Karnataka’s wheel. He finished the tournament as the leading run-getter with 609 runs and it’s a no-brainer that he was picked for the Deodar Trophy in the India A squad. He may have missed out on getting a big score in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final but has grabbed eyeballs of many Cricketing experts and pundits.