Indian batter Devdutt Padikkal was sold to Rajasthan Royals for Rs 7.75 crore at the IPL 2022 auctions in Bengaluru on Saturday.

The 21-year-old took the IPL by storm in his debut season in 2020, top-scoring for Royal Challengers Bangalore with 473 runs and bagging the Emerging Player of the Year award. He continued in 2021 in a similar vein, albeit with less consistency, compiling 411 runs which included a stellar 51-ball hundred – the fastest by an uncapped player in the league.