Rahul Tewatia came into the limelight during the 9th IPL match, which took place between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab in Sharjah. Rajasthan Royals, who required 51 runs off 18 deliveries, looked clueless. However, Rahul Tewatia had other plans as he hit five sixes in an over of Sheldon Cottrel and turned the tables. Eventually, Rajasthan won the match with three balls to spare. Rahul Tewatia, who was once written off from the IPL match after starting his innings slowly, became a star in just five balls. The entire cricket world was in awe of his blitzkrieg.
However, on Saturday, Rajasthan Royals clashed with Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi and were outclassed. RCB's bowlers were all over Rajasthan batsmen, and in the second innings, it was the Virat Kohli show. The spinning all-rounder got a reason to smile when he was given a signed jersey by the Indian Cricket Team and RCB captain Virat Kohli. The official handle of the Indian Premier League (IPL) posted a picture of Virat Kohli and Rahul Tewatia on twitter yesterday. The tweet wrote, "Rahul Tewatia is elated as he gets an autographed jersey by Virat Kohli. Moments that matter the most."
After the cricket match, he was quoted while speaking to Rajasthan Royals' official website. When asked about how he managed to get a signed jersey from Virat Kohli, he said, "Before the match, I asked Virat Bhai for a jersey. So he came and gave the jersey with his autograph." When asked about how he felt, he added, "It's a special feeling. He's a legend of the game. He inspires a lot of people, and I'm one of them. He has proven himself in world cricket, and today he's a legend of cricket. So it's a special feeling for me."
Currently, Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals (RR) are cruising at the fifth spot on the points table with two victories and two defeats. Next, they will take on the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in Abu Dhabi on 6th October. On the other hand, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are on the third spot with three wins out of four games. They will clash with the in-form Delhi Capitals on 5th October in Dubai.
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