Everything including Mayank Agarwal’s century, The third best opening partnership between Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul in the history of IPL, Nicholas Pooran’s terrific save in the boundary got overshadowed by the innings played by Rahul Tewatia, the batsman who came in to bat two down. Public started saying that his innings is a life lesson and no one should judge someone too soon.
The 27 year old who was initially struggling to middle the ball during the initial stage of his innings, smashed five sixes in an over of Cottrel and helped his team to chase the mammoth total of 224. Rahul scored just 17 runs from the first 23 balls before sending the West Indies pacer for five sixes in a single over. He ended up scoring 53 runs from just 31 balls and got out to Mohammed Shami. However, his team won the match comfortably with 3 balls to spare.
When Rahul was struggling initially to connect the ball well, some many memes and trolls were stormed, slamming the left hander for wasting balls. Many criticized captain Smith for sending him as the fourth batsman. Even experts like Harsha Bhogle, made harsh comments against the cricketer which are being trolled now.
“Feel for Tewatia. But he is losing his team the game” Harsha said in his tweet when Rahul was finding it difficult to connect which is getting brutally trolled now. However, the commentator said that his tweet was correct at the time he posted it.
Check out some of the reactions below :
I think somebody informed Tewatia about your tweet— Poet of the ruins (@subhama06) September 27, 2020
Harsha now pic.twitter.com/dCgqp98r05— Dhana sekar (@VenkyDhana) September 27, 2020
Why this tweet is not deleted yet?— Ujala Arora (@WhereIsMy_Food) September 28, 2020
Check out some of the other similar tweets and the reactions below :
Dont judge a book by its cover bro😅👍— Fayas Nazim (@FayasNazim) September 27, 2020
Bro post ah delete pannidunga— john wick (@Sabi_spidy) September 27, 2020
Say now?— नारदमुनी (@wwhatevvverrrrr) September 27, 2020
Because this gentleman has something called self belief and belief to overcome tough time— mvamv (@amv_amv) September 27, 2020
No no it's tewatia now😂— Sourav Roy (@roy183sourav) September 27, 2020
Achchha..? 😅— shashank ranka (@rankashashank) September 27, 2020
You can retire anytime. The best option— Prithvi 💫 (@prithvi_speaks) September 27, 2020
How's the josh?— Berojgar Abhishek Prakash (@Abhishe58721128) September 27, 2020
Eat your words now!!!! 😉— Pratap Bhaskar (@PratapBhaskar29) September 27, 2020
“Now, I’m better. That was the worst first 20 balls that I have ever played. I was hitting the ball very good in the nets, so I had belief in myself and kept going. I was not hitting the ball well initially, I saw in the dug-out, everybody was curious because they know that I can hit the ball long,” the batsman explained his innings.
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