If there's one thing that Bangalore's stunning 10-wicket win over Rajasthan showed, it was this – Virat Kohli's men are not going to be taking their foot off the accelerator in IPL 2021.
A run-chase of 177 at the high-scoring Wankhede was always going to be gettable for Bangalore. That said, the job needed to be done.
The young Padikkal walked about with the man of the match award and with it, drew plenty of attention on the internet.
Commentator Ian Bishop loved the stroke-play.
Even the opposition watched and applauded.
When Harsha Bhogle speaks, you ought to pay attention.
According to Karnataka legend and former Indian international Vinay Kumar, young Padikkal is ready.
Majumdar, the journalist, thought it was a special knock as well.
Venkatesh Prasad expressed his joy with a meme.
Accolades poured in for Virat Kohli as well.
This is a serious show of strength from @RCBTweets . And this innings from Kohli is the icing on the cake— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 22, 2021
Bangalore's next game is against Chennai on April 25 at the Wankhede.