Rahul Tewatia made a mark in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League match against Kings XI Punjab. The uncapped player grabbed the attention of the onlookers with his immaculate batting skills. The left-handed batsman played a match-winning knock against KXIP.
The 27-year-old Tewatia stole the spotlight when he hit 5 maximums in an over off Sheldon Cottrell’s bowling. The RR all-rounder proved that his innings was no fluke by playing yet another good knock alongside Riyan Parag against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Dubai International Stadium.
Rajasthan Royals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 wickets with one ball to spare in Dubai. Rahul Tewatia was named the Player of the Match for his superb batting show. The left-handed batsman scored 45 off just 28 balls. His innings included a flurry of 4 fours and 2 hits over the fence.
Tewatia and Warne involve in fun banter
During Rajasthan Royals’ training session, mentor Shane Warne and all-rounder Rahul Tewatia faced against each other in a competition. The aim was to hit the ball with the white leather from one end of the crease to the other end of the crease.
Tewatia and Warne had 6 balls to bowl. Interestingly, the battle between the duo began ever so well with Tewatia hitting the ball in his first chance itself. On the other hand, the former Australian spinner missed out completely in his first attempt.
Meanwhile, Sanju Samson was rooting for the former Australian spin wizard as per the video. Samson came up to Shane Warne and then guided him on how to hit the ball in bull’s eye. Warne did exactly what Samson said, but he failed to hit the target. However, Rahul Tewatia did not hit the target in the next five balls.
Tewatia praises Warne
After the end of the battle, Tewatia heaped praise on the Aussie legend for coming to close to the target despite not bowling for two years. “He was bowling after two years, and yet his deliveries were almost on the target. I learned a lot,” Tewatia said while praising the former Rajasthan Royals’ captain.
Warne who didn’t hit the ball in six deliveries was beaten by Tewatia in a battle. “It was good fun, that bowling competition, to hit the ball and hit the length. It felt great after winning. Really enjoyed competing against the legend,” said Rahul Tewatia after the end of the contest.
Meanwhile, former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne congratulated Rahul Tewatia for hitting the target in his first attempt. “I have to say congratulations to Rahul Tewatia. Too good, he hit it on the target,” said the former Aussie legend.