IPL 2020

Did Rahul Tewatia Mock Sheldon Cottrell’s Salute? Here’s The Truth

Rahul Tewatia has become one of the most talked-about cricketers lately, because of his recent heroics for his team Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. In a match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, Rahul Tewatia, within minutes, turned from a villain of the match to the hero of the match.

After struggling in beginning, Rahul Tewatia played an unbelievable inning of 31-ball 53 helped Rajasthan Royals successfully chase down a record total of 224 defeating Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets. He smashed Sheldon Cottrell to all the corners of the ground as he hit 5 sixes in an over, to change the fate of the game.

Rahul Tewatia

As soon as Rajasthan Royals won the game with the help of Tewatia’s brilliant performance, he was all over the internet, with cricket fans, experts, and cricketers praising the heroics of Tewatia.

Rajasthan Royals via their official twitter handle shared a video of the entire squad celebrating their win in the dressing room, where Tewatia can be seen mocking the salute-celebration of Sheldon Cottrel.The video didn’t go down well with the cricket fans, who found the act disrespecting.

But the Haryana-born player has now come out and clarified that he loves the celebration of the West Indies pacer. He took to his twitter and expressed that he has ‘huge respect for Cottrell’s army background. He wrote:

“For those who noticed, I love Cottrell’s celebration and have huge respect for his army background, it was just my lucky day. Don’t think I can do it as well as him though. Thanks guys for all the love,”

Here, check out the Tweet:

Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals is currently sitting at the top of the points table having defeated CSK and KXIP in the first two games they played.

 

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