Note down the name, Rahul Tewatia ! An astonishing Thriller at Sharjah created a buzz on social media. It can’t be a written script of a perfect thriller of a movie but this is IPL and here anything can happen.
Chasing 224 runs to win RR sent Rahul Tewatia up the order after the fall of Steven Smith but Tewatia was looking out of touch as he struggled to match bat with the ball. He was eating lot of balls and creating pressure on Sanju Samson who was looking in another touch in this world.
Tewatia who scored just 17 runs of first 23 balls bombarded 5 sixes in the 18th over of the match off Sheldon Cottrell to turn the match in Rajasthan Royals. Tewatia who was criticized by the commentators on air while he was batting also started praising him.
This is how it goes
— Annam Keshava NTR (@keshava_ntr) September 27, 2020
Rajasthan Royals needed 51 off 18 balls to win before Tewatia went for the swing.
Here how Rahul Tewatia created a buzz in Social media.
Terrific batting by @rajasthanroyals’ batsmen Smith, Sanju & Tewatia to chase this mega total.
They kept their cool and accelerated beautifully.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 27, 2020
What a roller coaster of a game. Congrats @rajasthanroyals for such an incredible chase. U guys were magicians tonight. Hard luck @lionsdenkxip Time to look forward & be positive.Many more games to go. Great lesson on Never writing any one off🏏#Mayank #Tewatia #Pooran #RRvKXIP
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) September 27, 2020
— Amit Kumar Sindhi 🇮🇳 (@AMIT_GUJJU) September 27, 2020
What an incredible game of cricket…..Rahul Tewatia, you’ve shown all of us that miracles do happen. Five sixes in an over against an International fast-bowler. Especially after the struggle. A Fairy tale. #RRvKXIP
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 27, 2020
What an amazing game of cricket. So many things to talk about. Firstly – what courage and heart shown from Tewatia, especially after his poor start with the bat, well done young man-awesome ! My man @IamSanjuSamson once again-pure class ! Great win @rajasthanroyals wow wow wow !
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) September 27, 2020
This is how one should react to criticism.
— Priyanka Shukla (@PriyankaJShukla) September 27, 2020
The Tewatia story will stay forever. What an insane turn around. I love human triumph. Sport is such a great teacher, we can write someone off but we can’t erase them! Wow. So happy with what we got to see. Incredible lesson for life.
— Danish Sait (@DanishSait) September 27, 2020
That was an unbelievable finish! One thing this game taught me was that we can never give up however bad the situation is in life! Tewatia started like a no 11 batsman but ended like a no.1 champ, unbelievable batting by @IamSanjuSamson and Tewatia! #IPL2020 #RRvKXIP
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) September 27, 2020
1st innings KL. 2nd innings Tewatia. Amit Shah must be getting mildly worried that all these Rahuls are doing so well.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) September 27, 2020
First 19 balls – 8 runs. No boundaries.
Next 12 balls – 45 runs with 7 sixes.
Rahul Tewatia has taught us a lot about believing yourself and confidence today. Answered everybody's criticisms in the same game, why wait for the next one!
— Siddarth Srinivas (@sidhuwrites) September 27, 2020
Tewatia to all those who were criticizing him.. 😂 pic.twitter.com/9eL97zt48Y
— Whats Appp University 🔮 🇮🇳 (@Whats_appp_uni) September 27, 2020
Till 18th over: Holding our breath
After 18th over: Took our breath away
Tewatia, you beauty! 😍
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) September 27, 2020
Here’s how Sheldon Cottrell got trolled after his expensive over that cost Punjab the match.
— Vikas Samotra (@vikas_samotra) September 27, 2020
The salute has been given back by Sheldon Cottrell. pic.twitter.com/pKjsTjeg3R
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 27, 2020
From denying single to clapping – Sanju Samson in dugout – Tewatia has smashed 6,6,6,6,0,6 vs Cottrell.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 27, 2020
Sheldon cottrell won't forget those 6's🔥🔥. Unbelievable from Tewatia💥 pic.twitter.com/RpGOhQPsK5
— RG18 (@SuperGirl__18) September 27, 2020
17.1 Cottrell to @rahultewatia02 : 6
17.2 Cottrell to Tewatia : 6
17.3 Cottrell to Tewatia : 6
17.4 Cottrell to Tewatia : 6
17.5 Cottrell to Tewatia : •
17.6 Cottrell to Tewatia : 6@SaluteCotterell 3-0-52-1
What a bowler 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/HUWI7tzPN0
— Prajeesh Preman (@Prajeeshcpreman) September 27, 2020
Tewatia's confidence in Cottrell's over be like- pic.twitter.com/o31WFgN9FF
— Komal Gupta (@motapa_daires) September 27, 2020
KL Rahul after 17th over: Ok this match is ours, just don't give more than 15 runs in an over.
Sheldon Cottrell: pic.twitter.com/xM4G0zDoYD
— Soham Athavale (@soham_indium) September 27, 2020