IPL 2020: Rahul Tewatia has his fanboy moment with Virat Kohli
Rahul Tewatia shot into the limelight after he steered Rajasthan Royals to a memorable win over Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League this season. He smashed a 31-ball 53 to help RR win, with just three balls to spare, thanks to Sharjah's fine track.
When it comes to Rajasthan Royals (RR), of many names in the side, one name has been on everybody's mind lately, and that happens to be Rahul Tewatia. Plus, when it comes to Tewatia, he will be best remembered for one of his recent heroic innings.
It was against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), a week back, in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), in Sharjah, when RR were chasing a strong total of 224. Tewatia could only manage eight runs of the opening 20 deliveries. As pressure piled, it was during the over by Sheldon Corttrell, when he smashed five sies in the over, as he scored a brisk 31-ball 53 to help RR clinch the win, with just three balls to spare.
Since then, Tewatia has become an overnight sensation, while he is looked up to in the slog overs, as he can certainly play some big shots. Nonetheless, the 27-year-old lad from Haryana, is still a fanboy, as he had his fanboy moment on Saturday.
As RR were up against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), they succumbed to a heavy eight-wicket defeat to the latter, while Tewatia remained unbeaten on 24. Following the match, he was lauded by RCB skipper Virat Kohli.
Tewatia appears to be a huge fan of Kohli and admires his gameplay. In what was the fanboy moment of his life, he received an autographed jersey from the RCB skipper.
Following the game, the IPL Twitter handle posted a picture of Tewatia, holding the autographed RCB jersey alongside Kohli. It was captioned, "Rahul Tewatia is elated as he gets an autographed jersey by Virat Kohli. Moments that matter the most. #Dream11IPL".
As for Tewatia's IPL career, he has played 24 matches to date, scoring 212 runs at an average of 23.56, including a half-century. Being an all-rounder, he bowls leg-spin, as he has claimed 18 wickets at an economy of 7.48.