IPL 2022: Punjab Kings and Gujarat Titans had a terrific battle at Brabourne Stadium on 8th April, where GT sealed the deal.
The match got every spectator on the edge of their seat as Gujurat Titans required 19 runs in the last over. Titans were 172/4 when Rahu Tewatia walked in to bat.
It was Rahul Tewatia who completely turned the game for GT that night. The player did it again for his team, but this time for his new squad Gujarat Titans.
Previously Tewatia was an integral part of the Rajasthan Royals team until the 2022 IPL auction. He played a terrific knock of 18 runs of 3 balls and dragged his team to the winning side.
But was the bowler so easy to play, and how might Punjab Kings end up on the losing side? Why not hear it from their player himself?
Punjab Kings pacer Arshdeep Singh speaks of Punjab Kings losing the game
Arshdeep Singh has been an integral part of PBKS for a long time now. Kings again showed confidence and belief in Arshdeep as they repurchased him in the clan.
Coming back to the point, what did Singh speak of the game? Alright, the Punjab Kings pacer Arshdeep Singh believes that the overthrow of Odeon Smith gave the Gujarat Titans, who at one point were losing a game, an extra chance to GTs batsman runs to score.
As said, Gujarat Titans needed 19 points in the final game to reach 190 runs to chase. The last over was handed over to Odeon Smith with the hope and responsibility to defend in the final over.
However, Odeans over started well, as he got captain Hardik had run out. After Hardiks dismissal, then entered the GTs finishers Rahul Tewatia.
Everything seemed right for PBKS until Tewatia scored 18 runs by back to back sixes.
Arshdeep shows support for Odean Smith
Arshdeep Singh said that his team had played too many intense games to be panicked by the roller coaster scenario. His statement reads, “Over the last few years, the PBKS has played several exciting games as a team. We’ve played several matches that have come down to the last over or even the final delivery, so our emotions are relatively stable now.”
Arshdeep continued, “As a result, we don’t see the issue any differently. We want to remain stable as a team at all times, whether we win or lose, and enjoy our cricket.”