IPL 2021 – Rajasthan Royals Rahul Tewatia’s Life-story: From obscurity the last 5 months for Rahul Tewatia is nothing less than dream. After block-buster IPL 2020, Tewatia was recently named in the Indian T20 Team. His IPL Team Rajasthan Royals has engaged former Indian opener Aakash Chopra to narrate Tewatia’s dream journey from Siri, Haryana to the Indian squad.
Aakash Chopra narrates journey of IPL wala Rahul: Chopra in his distinctive style has narrated Tewatia’s journey in a very unique style. Rajasthan Royals has posted the video for their Pink-Army.
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Rahul Tewatia’s journey: Rahul Tewatia, hailing from the suburbs of Haryana, who has been recently selected in the Indian squad for the T20 series against England will be finally seen in the Indian colors after years of grind and hustle at the domestic fore. But it was only in the 2020 IPL edition, where his performances went noticing and have earned him the Indian cap.
It was the ground of Sharjah and the Rajasthan Royals were languishing in the contest against the Kings XI Punjab. Rahul Tewatia, who was promoted up the order to score some quick-fire runs in no time but was struggling to get the timing and runs but it was that one solitary over from Sheldon Cottrell which changed the fortunes for Rahul Tewatia and Sheldon Cottrell both. Rahul sent Cottrell over the ropes 5 times in that over and gleaned 30 crucial runs from that over and went on to win the match for his team single-handedly, and probably dented Sheldon’s stint in the IPL as he didn’t play many matches afterward and later on in the Auctions of IPL 2021, went unsold.
After that blistering knock from Rahul Tewatia, he was tagged as a finisher and played some pivotal knocks for Rajasthan that season. He did show promise with his leg-spinners as well and will be featured into the Indian team as a complete all-rounder.
Rahul Tewatia’s IPL career at a glance
Rahul Tewatia, who started his IPL career with Rajasthan Royals back in 2014 went on to play for another couple of franchises (Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab) but it was later in the year of 2020 only, featuring for RR again, that the tables turned for him and became the Midas for the Royals.
In the 34 matches he has played so far, he has scored 366 runs at a notable average of 30.5 considering that he comes late down the order. His strike rate of 134.55 surely shouts about his power hitting skills. Rahul has also been impressive with the ball and has 24 wickets to his name with an impressive economy hovering around 7.