RR’s Rahul Tewatia grabbed headlines after smacking 5 sixes in an over off Sheldon Cottrell.
Rahul Tewatia has become the star of the night after his blinder of a knock against Kings XI Punjab, smacking Cottrell for 5 sixes in a single over. This was the highest runs scored by a batsman in a single over this season. His knock helped Rajasthan Royals to win the high-scoring game. RR, with the help of Tewatia’s breathtaking efforts, propelled to the highest ever successful run-chase in IPL history.
He has been in the headlines for his bowling performances as well. Tewatia took three wickets in the game against Chennai Super Kings. He picked up the wickets of star players like Shane Watson and Sam Curran. With his performances with both bat and ball, he could be a force to reckon with this season.
This article talks about some interesting facts about his life
1. Born in Haryana
Rahul Tewatia was born on May 20, 1993 in Sihi, Haryana. Sihi is located in the Gurugram district, which is one of the major districts in the state.
2. Made his Ranji Trophy debut in 2013
He made his Ranji Trophy debut for Haryana against Karnataka on 6th December 2013 at the Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium. He did not have a great start, scoring 17 runs in the two outings as a number 8 batsman and not picking up a single wicket
3. Huge fan of Gautam Gambhir
Rahul has openly expressed how much he admires the former India opener on social media. When Gambhir captained Delhi for the initial games in the 2018 season, he backed Tewatia to perform well for them.
4. Has impressive numbers in List A cricket
Tewatia has a pretty impressive record to boast of in the 50-over domestic leagues. He has scored 484 runs at an average of 37 and a strike rate of 91 in 21 games. He has also picked up 27 wickets at an average of 23 and a strike-rate of 19.
5. Has been unable to prove himself in the First Class
Tewatia has a relatively below-par FC career compared to his List A and T20 career. He has scored 190 runs and taken 17 wickets in 7 games. He hasn’t done justice to either of the aspects.
6. Has impressive numbers in the domestic T20 leagues
Tewatia has scored 691 runs in 40 innings at a strike rate of just a shade under 155. With an average of 27.64, he has two half-centuries to his name. He also has 66 fours and 32 sixes to his name. He also has 33 wickets at an economy rate of 7.34.
7. Has represented six different teams in cricket
Tewatia has represented Delhi Capitals, Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals, ONGC, Haryana, and Chandigarh Cheetahs.
8. IPL Debut and subsequent career
Rahul Tewatia made his IPL debut with the Rajasthan Royals in 2014. He played against Kolkata Knight Riders with figures of 0/18 in two overs. He has also played for KXIP in 2017, taking 2/18 and 15 runs from 8 balls of his first game for them. He won the Man of the Match Award.
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9. Was purchased by Delhi Capitals in the 2018 Mega Auction
Tewatia was one of the surprise packages of the 2018 season, being picked for 3 crores by Delhi Capitals. He was later picked by Rajasthan Royals.
10. Was part of a record chase against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020
Tewatia played a blinder against Punjab, scoring 53 from 31 deliveries. He smacked Sheldon Cottrell for 5 sixes in the 18th over, leading Rajasthan to the highest run-chase in the history of IPL.