In the last few hours, Tewatia’s knock is trending all over the internet. Twitter was flooded with congratulatory messages for him after witnessing his awe-inspiring batting show.
Within a matter of few minutes, Rajasthan Royals’ Rahul Tewatia turned from a villain to a hero in their nail-biting thriller against Kings XI Punjab. While chasing a mammoth 223-run total at Sharjah, the possibility of RR clinching the game looked bleak, especially after the departure of Sanju Samson in the 17th over. Samson, who was looking in good touch, had to depart back after scoring a sublime 42-ball 85.
However, Tewatia turned the tide and slammed one of the most incredible knocks in the shortest format. After being promoted up the batting order, he was struggling even to make contact with the ball. His sluggish batting at the start even led to fans and cricket experts bashing him on social media.
But the 27-year-old southpaw silenced his doubters by clobbering five sixes off the 18th over bowled by Sheldon Cottrell. Jofra Archer also joined the party in the subsequent over by slamming two consecutive sixes off Mohammed Shami. Tom Curran hit the final nail in the coffin by slamming a four in the ultimate over as RR etched their name into the record books. Steve Smith’s men were successful in pulling off highest-ever run-chase in the history of the IPL.
Rajasthan Royals have won both their opening games
In the last few hours, Tewatia’s knock is trending all over the internet. Twitter was flooded with congratulatory messages for him after witnessing his awe-inspiring batting show against KXIP. He hit a 31-ball 53 to help RR pull off something unbelievable. In the wake of Tewatia’s quick-fire cameo, Rajasthan Royals also updated their Twitter bio on Monday.
“Hoping 2020 does a Rahul Tewatia,” the Royals wrote, hoping we all would get to see a better comeback in what has been a forgettable year. In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, the entire world is finding it hard to prosper. The on-going IPL 2020 was also shifted to the UAE owing to increasing in Covid-19 cases in India.
Rajasthan Royals, meanwhile, climbed second in the points table after registering two victories in both their IPL 2020 matches. After defeating Chennai Super Kings by 16 on 22 September, RR clinched another victory by handing KXIP a four-wicket drubbing.