He came, he struggled but he finally conquered, Rahul Tewatia became the hero last night in a match against Kings XI Punjab. After struggling in beginning, Rahul Tewatia soon switched the gear and gave the cricket fans a treat for their eyes. He smashed Sheldon Cottrell to all the corners of the ground as he hit 5 sixes in an over.
Rahul’s unbelievable innings of 31-ball 53 helped Rajasthan Royals successfully chase down a record total of 224 defeating Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets.
While Rahul Tewatia grabbed headlines with his stunning sixes, it was Sanju Samson’s brilliant performance which brought the momentum in the game. Sanju Samson showcased the best of his capabilities as he formed a formidable partnership with Rahul Tewatia. Sanju Samson scored 85 off the 44 balls he played, smashing 4 fours and 7 sixes. On the other hand, Rahul Tewatia scored 53 off 31 balls, including his 7 sixes.
Steve Smith, the skipper of RR also played an incredible cameo and scored 50 off 27 runs. And the man who never fails to amaze us with his bowling, Jofra Archer proved that he is absolutely brilliant with the bat as well. He scored 13 runs off just 3 balls.
As soon as the game came to an end, social media was flooded with tweets from the fans, praising the performances of cricketers in the epic match. From Sachin Tendulkar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Virender Sehwag to many cricketers, everyone was all praises for the brilliant performances of the cricketers.
Among many former Indian cricketers and world cup hero Yuvraj Singh, who made history after he smashed six- sixes in an over, also took to his twitter and heaped in praises for Rahul Tewatia.
In his tweet, Yuvraj thanked Rahul for missing one ball as we all are aware of the fact that Yuvraj Singh was the first Indian to have smashed six sixes in an over in T20 cricket. Yuvraj Singh also praised the performance of Mayank Agarwal and Sanju Samson in his tweet. He wrote:
“Mr @rahultewatia02 na bhai na 😅 thanks for missing one ball ! What a game congratulations to rr for a spectacular win !!! #RRvKXIP @mayankcricket great knock @IamSanjuSamson brilliant !”
Here, check out the Tweet:
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) September 27, 2020