Rahul Tewatia of Lucknow Super Giants smashed back-to-back sixes off the last two deliveries to pull off a dramatic six-wicket win for his side Gujrat Titans over Punjab Kings in a match on Friday at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
Chasing a total target of 190 runs for a win, Gujarat Titans’ star opener Shubman Gill played a magnificent knock of 96 off just 59 balls. However, he was dismissed in the 19th over after smashing 11 fours and a six, followed by a captain’s knock by Hardik Pandya (27 runs) in the final over.
Gujarat Titans needed 12 runs off the last two deliveries and Rahul Tewatia played a sensational and short cameo Rahul Tewatia, who smashed both of them out of the park, snatching the game away from his franchise.
Though the Punjab side made a brilliant comeback at the death, Punjab Kings’ bowler Arshdeep Singh tried to bring back the game in his team’s favor as he leaked only five runs. He almost took his side to the victory lines, however, Odean Smith’s last over crushed the hopes for his side. Rahul Tewatia played a stunning cameo of 13 runs off 3 balls and turned the tables for his side.
Meanwhile, social media has been going crazy, celebrating the heroics of Tewatia with the bat. From cricketers, experts and fans, everyone came up with epic reactions while reacting to Tewatia’s short cameo.
Among many, Bollywood superstar Ranveer Singh also joined the bandwagon and hailed the brilliance and finishing skills of Tewatia. Even Ranveer couldn’t escape from the madness created by the Gujarat Titans’ talented batter. He wrote:
“TEWATIA !!!!!!! TEWATIA !!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOHDDDDWhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat !!!! ???????????????????? #GTvsPBKS”
Here, check out the Tweet:
TEWATIA !!!!!!! TEWATIA !!!!!!!!!! OH MY GOHDDDDWhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat !!!! ???????????????????? #GTvsPBKS
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) April 8, 2022