Rahul Tewatia, the Rajasthan Royals all-rounder has been trending for his amazing heroics in the last match. He helped the Royals eke out a five-wicket victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad with a 28-ball 45 not out to snap their four-match losing streak in the IPL. This was the second time he lead RR to a victory out of nowhere in IPL 2020. However he engaged himself in a verbal arguement with Khaleel Ahemed and David Warner. The thrilling game between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals was marred by an ugly altercation between Rahul Tewatia and Khaleel Ahmed. Rahul Tewatia starred with the bat as he and Riyan Parag helped the Royals recover from 78 for 5 in the 12th over to chase down 159 with a ball to spare.


Riyan Parag hit a six in the fourth ball of the last over to win it for RR, right after that Rahul Tewatia were seen involved in a heated exchange. It had started during the final over when some words were exchanged between the two. They were seen firing verbal volleys at each other after the fourth delivery of the over. There was a run-in between the two when Rahul Tewatia hit Khaleel’s delivery towards long-on for a single. And after the match ended, the matter only escalated. SRH captain David Warner soon intervened to calm things down as he talked to Tewatia who was looking very animated. Apparently Khallel said something to Tewatia that angered him and thus he was very livid with him even after the match. Warner, however went to him to calm him and to close the matter then and there.


The stunning game then ended on a beautiful note as Khaleel was seen making peace as well by putting an arm around Tewatia’s shoulder. The game however was one to remember for all the RR fans. It looked all over for Royals when Rashid Khan dismissed Sanju Samson and Robin Uthappa in quick succession to leave them reeling at 78 for 5 before Rahul Tewatia and Parag joined hands. With the situation of the team being not good, the duo played cautiously early on. Rahul Tewatia hit a six while Parag hit two fours in that over. In the following over, the leg-spinning allrounder took in-form Rashid Khan to the cleaners, hitting him for three fours to bring the equation down to 22 from the last two overs.

By Arvind Krishnan

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