I have just received some feedback from a client re. the DateInput -Blazor control whereby they are describing the default behaviour as "strange" - and on having a closer look I tend to agree / believe there to be bugs with this.
Please see video and below notes - let me know if there are any workarounds to these things.
I do see there is an existing bug report which may partially cover these issues (DatePicker loses focus when used as data editor in the Grid and the input date starts with 0 (telerik.com)) , however, it seems this is "unplanned" ?
QA Telerik DateInput:
Entering a date without using the mouse to move focus is quite important for big data-entry in grids where you are tabbing or clicking over from field to field in large quantities.