IPL 2020: Rahul Tewatia’s old tweets go viral; find out more about RR’s new star
Sharjah: Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) Rahul Tewatia turned a hero from a villain in the matter of few minutes against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in IPL 2020 on Sunday (September 27). At the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, he struggled to put bat on ball but in one over, everything changed. He emerged as RR’s star as he smashed five sixes in one over and helped his team win in a record chase. After his 31-ball 53 with seven sixes, Tewatia’s old tweets have gone viral. Check them out here and find out more about this Haryana all-rounder.
Chasing 224, RR promoted Tewatia to No. 4. The move seemed to have backfired as the left-hander managed only five runs off 13 balls, then he was eight off 19 balls. The TV commentators, fans on social media started to criticise the move. But Tewatia proved them all wrong with his incredible hitting.
It all changed in the 18th over when he smashed five sixes off Sheldon Cottrell. He finished with seven sixes and scored 53 off 31 balls. He had turned the game on its head. RR finally won by four wickets in the final over.
After his knock, Tewatia’s old tweets have gone viral. He has not tweeted since October 14, 2018, and his Twitter bio reads, “Indian cricketer, @delhidaredevils”. He was with the Delhi franchise but was traded.
Earlier, Tewatia started his IPL career with RR and then moved to KXIP. From there he went to Delhi Daredevils (Capitals). He was bought for Rs 3 crore by Delhi. In 2019, he was traded to RR by the Ricky Ponting-coached team. The 27-year-old legspinner has played seven first-class matches for Haryana after making debut in 2013. In 50 T20s, his strike rate is more than 154 and has bagged 33 wickets. He has also played 21 List A (50-over) games.
On his Twitter account, Tewatia has posted some motivational quotes. He believes in not giving up. And that is what he did on Sunday night (September 27) in Sharjah.
“Never set limits, go after your dreams, don't be afraid to push the boundaries, & laugh a lot, it's good for you!,” Tewatia had tweeted on July 29, 2017.
“If you believe in yourself, have dedication and pride and never quit, you'll be a winner.” This is from July 26, 2017.
“Keep the faith. The most amazing things in life tend to happen right at the moment you're about to give up hope.” This was on July 15, 2017
“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it & staying with that plan,” he tweeted on July 14, 2017.
“Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding!,” he tweeted on June 21, 2017.