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“Devdutt Padikkal: Overcame Illness, Sheds 10 Kilos for Dream Test Selection”

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Devdutt Padikkal, a cricketer from Karnataka, received exciting news as he was called up to join India’s Test squad for the ongoing series against England. He got this chance because another player, KL Rahul, couldn’t play due to an injury.

 Padikkal’s journey to this Test call-up hasn’t been easy. He faced health problems, especially with his stomach, during the 2022-23 season. He got sick frequently and lost a lot of weight. But he didn’t give up. He worked hard to get better, focusing on eating right and getting strong again. After a tough time battling illness, Padikkal’s cricket performances have been outstanding. He recently played well in a domestic tournament called the Ranji Trophy, scoring a lot of runs for his team, Karnataka. His good form caught the attention of selectors, leading to his Test call-up. Padikkal’s journey had some ups and downs. He started well in his career, playing for India in T20 matches. But health issues affected his performance, especially when he played in the Indian Premier League (IPL). During the Ranji Trophy last season, Padikkal couldn’t perform as he did before due to his health problems. He struggled to score runs, unlike his previous seasons where he showed great promise. Despite his challenges, he’s now thrilled to have the chance to represent India in Test cricket. He’s grateful for the support from his family and fans who stood by him during tough times.


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