Tewatia, who as soon as performed for Kings XI within the IPL 2017, got here head to head in opposition to his outdated staff this night time and appeared to have walked on skinny ice as he struggled to place the ball on the bat. There had been loud cries on social media platforms about that transfer by Rajasthan Royals. After all they had been chasing 224 for win after Mayank Agarwal made 100 and KL Rahul a fifty for Kings XI.
“It was the worst 20 balls I had ever faced in my life. But I believed in myself and stood at the crease and everything came off finally in that over. I told myself, enough is enough and it is time to go for shots,” mentioned Tewatia to Star Sports after the match.
A critical over-estimation of a lower-order batsman. A complete blunder. Just about every thing. At one stage Tewatia was batting on 17 from 23 balls and the disgruntled followers appealed to get him retire damage or run out because the Royals’s asking price went on an upwardly cell curve. It additionally piled strain on Sanju Samson to attain massive on the different finish and he made a cultured fifty too.
But then got here that cathartic over by West Indian pacer Sheldon Cottrell, who had dismissed opener Jos Buttler to present Kings XI an higher hand early within the innings. So, everybody was anticipated him to complete off strongly.
But how mistaken everybody was! Tewatia carved Cottrell for 5 sixes within the 18th over – over lengthy leg, over sq. leg, over long-off, over mid-wicket, and once more over mid-wicket. At the tip of that over, Tewatia was batting on 47 off 29 balls. Wow, what a turnaround! What a redemption!
In the 19th over, Tewatia hammered yet another six off Mohammed Shami to finish his maiden IPL fifty and what a time to attain that too. Tewatia bought out within the subsequent ball, giving a catch to Mayank Agarwal off Shami. But the job was performed as Royal wanted simply 2 runs off six balls and so they achieved that process with ease for a memorable win, and it was additionally the very best run chase within the historical past of IPL.
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