Rahul Tewatia (born 20 May 1993) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Haryana in the domestic cricket and Gujarat Titans in Indian Premier League (IPL). He is an all-rounder who bats left handed and bowls right-arm leg spin. He received his maiden international call up to India's squad for their home T20 series against England in 2021.[2]

Rahul Tewatia
Personal information
Born (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 30)
Faridabad, Haryana, India
NicknameThe Iceman[1]
BowlingRight-arm leg break
RoleBatting all-rounder
Domestic team information
2014–2015Rajasthan Royals
2017Kings XI Punjab
2018–2019Delhi Capitals
2020–2021Rajasthan Royals
2022–presentGujarat Titans
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 7 23 103
Runs scored 190 568 1387
Batting average 17.27 37.86 27.74
100s/50s 0/0 0/4 0/2
Top score 35 91* 59*
Balls bowled 750 995 1301
Wickets 17 31 54
Bowling average 30.05 25.32 30.40
5 wickets in innings 1 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 7/98 3/27 3/18
Catches/stumpings 8/– 11/– 40/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 25 July 2022

Domestic career edit

Tewatia made his debut for Haryana during the 2013–14 Ranji Trophy on 6 December 2013 against Karnataka at the Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium.[3] He managed 17 runs total in his two appearances at bat.[3] He made his List A debut for Haryana in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017.[4]

Indian Premier League edit

Rahul Tewatia made his IPL debut for Rajasthan Royals in 2014.[5] Before the 2014 Indian Premier League, the Rajasthan Royals bought Tewatia. He also made his T20 debut representing Rajasthan Royals in the 2014 IPL.[6] In February 2017, he was bought by the Kings XI Punjab team for the 2017 Indian Premier League.[7] In January 2018, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils now Delhi Capitals in the 2018 IPL auction.[8] During the 2019 Indian Premier League, he also set the joint record for taking the most catches (4) by a non-wicket keeper in an IPL innings.[9] In November 2019, before the 2020 Indian Premier League, he was traded to the Rajasthan Royals.[10]

Meanwhile, Tewatia came into the limelight when playing for the Rajasthan Royals in 2020.[11] On 27 September 2020, he equalled Chris Gayle's record for hitting the most sixes in an over of an IPL match,[12] when he hit 5 sixes off Sheldon Cottrell in the 18th over of the match against Kings XI Punjab.[13] He scored 53 runs in 31 balls,[14] helping his team to chase the target of 224 runs,[15] which became the highest runs ever chased in the Indian Premier League history.[16]

In February 2022, he was bought by the Gujarat Titans in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.[17] On April 8, 2022, during a match against the Punjab Kings, he hit consecutive sixes on the final two balls of the match, leading the Gujarat Titans to their third victory.

International career edit

In February 2021, he was named in India's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against England.[18]

References edit

  1. ^ "'What is running through his veins? It's not blood, it's ice': Sunil Gavaskar on Rahul Tewatia's last over heroics". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 30 April 2022.
  2. ^ {{Cite magazine|date=February 20, 2021 |title=BCCI rewards Rahul Tewatia with maiden call up: Hope he plays against England in T20Is, says Graeme Swann|url=https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket/story/graeme-swann-rahul-tewatia-maiden-call-up-india-t20i-squad.
  3. ^ a b "Ranji Trophy - Group A Haryana v Karnataka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Vijay Hazare Trophy, Group A: Haryana v Odisha at Delhi, Feb 25, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  5. ^ Akshay Ramesh (28 September 2020). "Who is Rahul Tewatia and why are his old tweets going viral now". India Today. Retrieved 29 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Rahul Tewatia - Bowler". NDTV Sports. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  7. ^ "List of players sold and unsold at IPL auction 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  8. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Indian Premier League Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Ajinkya Rahane moves from Rajasthan Royals to Delhi Capitals". www.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  11. ^ "Rahul Tewatia speaks openly about his IPL journey and India dream". Crickdom.news. 12 May 2023.
  12. ^ "A roller-coaster day in the life of Rahul Tewatia". www.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Rahul Tewatia on his start: 'Worst 20 balls that I have ever played'". ESPN.com. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  14. ^ "Rahul Tewatia and Sanju Samson pull off a record chase in stunning Rajasthan Royals win". www.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Stats - The IPL's biggest successful chase, and the IPL's largest stand in a losing cause". www.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  16. ^ Sportstar, Team. "Rahul Tewatia slams Cottrell for five sixes in an over to script remarkable Rajasthan win". Sportstar. Retrieved 4 November 2020.
  17. ^ "IPL 2022 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  18. ^ "India's squad for Paytm T20I series announced". Board of Control for Cricket in India. Retrieved 19 February 2021.

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