Dubai: Rahul Tewatia always believed that he could lead his team to victory in tough matches by chasing the target and for the second time in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) did so.
Tewatia smashed an unbeaten 45 off 28 balls as the Royals (RR) broke the order of four consecutive defeats by defeating the Sunrisers by five wickets. Tewatia had earlier played a key role in helping the Royals win by hitting five sixes in an over from Sheldon Cottrell against Kings XI Punjab.
Tewatiya said after the match, ‘The wickets were falling, so I wanted to stay on one end and wait for the loose ball on which the boundary can take root. I knew that if I can trust myself and take the match to the end, then I can win my team.
Tewatia, who was elected man of the match, said, ‘I told Ryan Parag that the wicket is playing slow and it will be better for us as we take the match further, even if we have to score 50 runs in the last four overs. There will be a chance.
Tewatia said, ‘Ryan asked me what to do. I told him to respect the good ball and take a run and I will take charge.
He said, ‘I saw the opportunity to play reverse sweep against Rashid and took advantage of it’.
In the context of the incident with Sunrisers bowler Khalil Ahmed, he said, “No big deal, we were swept away in the heat of the occasion”.