Tewatia was promoted to the No.4 spot in the batting order and the move was looking like a disaster as the southpaw managed a mere 8 off his first 19 balls.
With 51 required off the last 18 balls, Tewatia pulled off his ‘six-hitting’ moniker as he teed into Sheldon Cottrell, smashing him for five sixes in the 18th over. Tewatia then proceeded to hit one more six to bring up his half-century as Rajasthan Royals scripted one of the most unlikeliest victories in IPL history.
We have seen two Super-Overs in the first 10 games of this years IPL. So, if Rajasthan Royals find themselves in such a situation in the upcoming games, will Rahul Tewatia be the one who will spearhead their batting in the Super Over? Tewatia was asked the same question during a recent interaction with ANI, to which the southpaw said that while he would be ready for such an opportunity, it ultimately boils down to the team-management’s decision and also on who he is playing well on that particular day.
“The management, captain and coach have to decide whom they want in the super over considering the situation. It also depends on the game who has played well. If I get any such opportunity I am ready for my team. I will try to give my best,” Rahul Tewatia told ANI.
Tewatia had recently thanked the Royals team-management for placing faith in his abilities during the last game against Kings XI Punjab.