On Sunday, Rahul Tewatia, Rajasthan Royal’s bowling all-rounder, played an innings for ages. On a day, when Rajasthan Royals pulled off highest ever chase in IPL history- improving their own 12-year old record, Tewatia played a magnificent innings of 53 runs off just 31 balls to turn the match on its head.
RR management sent in Rahul Tewatia, after the wicket of Steven Smith, to counter leg-spin duo of Murugan Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi. For most part of his stay, the decision seemed to be an utter disappointment as Tewatia struggled to lay bat on the ball. His struggles meant the pressure on Sanju Samson increased and he succumbed to pressure to leave RR reeling at 161-3 in 16.1 overs.
However, the departure of Samson and a steep asking run rate proved to be a blessing in disguise for Tewatia. After scratching his way to 8 off 19 balls, he finally hit one delivery off the middle to collect a six.
But a few would have known, it was start of a thunderstorm that wiped away KXIP in a matter of 6 balls. With 51 required of last 18 balls, KL Rahul handed over the ball to Sheldon Cottrell. In one of the most dramatic turnarounds, Tewatia smoked Cottrell for five consecutive sixes in the over to put RR on driver’s seat.
After Rajasthan Royals won the match, Tewatia became an overnight star as Social media went abuzz and flooded with thousands of responses.
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While a number of fans and cricketers posted their congratulatory tweets and posts, Tinder India came up with an epic tweet for Rahul Tewatia.
They tweeted: “Is Rahul Tewatia single? Asking for a friend,”, setting the tone for interesting comments and follow up from Rajasthan Royals official handle.
Is Rahul Tewatia single? Asking for a friend.
— Tinder India (@Tinder_India) September 27, 2020
Replying to the tweet, Royals’ wrote, “Why don’t you ask him yourself?”
@rahultewatia02 why don’t you ask him yourself?
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) September 27, 2020
And the response from Tinder India was an iconic one as Tinder India went: ‘Nation wants to know’ in response.
The users also had a fun time on this epic tweet from Tinder India as many fans came up with more interesting replies to make the day.