Rahul Tewatia, the new IPL star

 . Last updated on October 24, 2018, 4:47 PM
Rahul Tewatia, the new IPL star

Rahul Tewatia was auctioned for 3 Crores in IPL 2018 by Delhi Daredevils.

Rahul Tewatia is domestic Indian cricketer playing for Haryana. He has been playing primarily as a leg spinner since 2013. He made a massive breakthrough in 2018 IPL auction being selected by Delhi Daredevils. He had a base price of 10 lakh, but he was auctioned for a whopping 3 crores by the team. He became a star player launched in IPL. The bowler is an old school practitioner who does not just fire the deliveries. He played 6 first-class matches so far to take 8 wickets with an average of 44.25. With the bat, the player fired 163 runs playing first-class. In 18 List A matches, he nicked 26 wickets at an average of 24.30. He played 20 T20 matches so far taking 19 wickets.

In 2018 Vijay Hazare Trophy, Tewatia played as an impressive batsman knocking an unbeaten 91 runs in a match against Tamil Nadu. His partnership with Himanshu Rana brought 151 runs as the match winning stance. The cricketer blasted 8 fours and 5 sixes helping his team to knock Tamil Nadu. In 2018 IPL, Tewatia had the chance to work under Ricky Ponting who coaches Delhi Daredevils. Tracing his cricket records, the cricketer can be deemed as an all-rounder as he plays as an impressive bowler as well, apart from batting. His brilliant records in both bowling and batting makes him a crucial player. This might be the reason of his high demand in the latest IPL.

Rahul Tewatia is a Haryana player in Ranji Tournament.

Rahul Tewatia is a Haryana player in Ranji Tournament.

Tewatia was born in May 1993 in Faridabad of Haryana. In his early childhood, he was inspired by his uncle. He is a fan of Roger Federer. Although, he played Ranji since 2013, his career breakthrough was in IPL debut. He played the first season for Kings XI Punjab. In a crucial moment of the match, he nicked the wickets of Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa changing the equation in favor of his team. Attaining the figure of 2 for 18 in four overs, he pulled up the match. It was in fact, his second showdown in the match. Earlier while batting, the player smashed 15 runs playing only 8 balls.

The cricketer debuted Ranji Trophy against Karnataka. His maiden match was at Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium. In the debut match, he scored 17 runs total batting two innings. His List A debut was in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016-17 season. In IPL, he first played for Rajasthan Royals. He delivers balls with great turning prowess. As a wrist spinner, Tewatia delivers short balls to attack batsman. As a batsman, he knocked 18 fours in first-class, 31 in List A and 29 in T20. His sixes tally in the three formats respectively are 6, 4 and 4.

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