What a game of Cricket! This is what IPL stands for. A tournament where the best of the best clashes with each other. Today what the world witnessed, is really something else. Rahul Tewatia’s epic knock of 53 runs in 31 balls helped Rajasthan Royals to defeat Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets.
Kings XI Punjab was completely dominating the play untill the beast inside Rahul Tewatia woke up. The one over from Sheldon Cotrell has completely changed the game. Before that the Indian all rounder scored only 17 runs of 23 balls. The gamble of sending Tewatia up the order completely paid off. No one had expected that Rahul will play such a knock that will be remembered for ages to come.
Rahul Tewatia was struggling very hard. The cricketer was looking out of touch, no matter how hard he tried he was not able to connect the ball. But then the West Indian fast bowler Sheldon Cotrell arrived and he seemed like an ordinary bowler infront of Rahul. Rahul Tewatia stormed, and hit the ball all around the park and so effortlessly. In the next 8 balls Tewatia scored 36 runs, this knock came up at time when the team needed him the most and he stood tall.
With this Rajasthan Royals set a new record, RR now holds the record of the most successful run chase in the IPL history. Rahul was just one six away from hitting 6 sixes in an over and equalling Yuvraj Singh’s record. However the knock played by Sanju Samson and Steve Smith actually set the base for the team.
With each passing match, Sanju Samson is becoming a dependable shoulder which the team can look upto in tough situations like this. The consistent performance of Sanju, can really help RR in this tournament, while Steve Smith’s knock of 50 runs was also worth watching.
Fans should also appreciate the exceptional knock played by Mayank Aggarwal and KL Rahul. Mayank Aggarwal is the man who is proving his calibre and stature in each game. No matter who the winner is, the victory is of the game. Matches like this bind the fans and game of cricket together.