Rahul Tewatia in IPL 2022: The moments in the IPL mega auction this year were astonishing, when there was a competition to buy Rahul Tewatia. In this competition, Gujarat had included him in its side by making the biggest bid for Tevatia. Gujarat had bought Tevatia for 9 crores. Some cricket experts expressed surprise over the decision of the Gujarat think tank to spend such a huge amount on Rahul Teotia. But Tevatia proved his worth with his strong performance this season.
Before this season, the only IPL 2020 season was memorable for Rahul Teotia. In that season, he performed brilliantly with both bat and ball. Whereas the 2021 season was nothing special for him. In such a situation, questions were being raised that why did Gujarat buy Rahul by paying such a high price. Although those who asked these questions must have got the answers now.
Amazing figures of Rahul Teotia
Rahul Tewatia has scored 179 runs in eight innings of this season with an impressive average of 44.75 and an explosive strike rate of 161.26, four times unbeaten in eight innings. These included 18 fours and 9 sixes. The most important thing is that this all-rounder, who batted at number six for Gujarat, played match-winning innings for his team thrice this season.
Against RCB, he was the ‘Player of the Match’ by playing 43 runs off 25 balls. At the same time, against Punjab Kings, he made his team win the match by hitting two sixes in the last two balls. Against Sunrisers Hyderabad too, he along with Rashid Khan gave a thrilling victory to his team by sharing 59 runs off 24 balls. It can be said that during the run chase, this player can prove to be a ‘trump card’ for any team. In such a situation, if Tevatia continues his strong performance, then he can definitely get an entry in Team India.
Till now, Tevatia’s career has been like this.
Rahul Teotia made his IPL debut in the year 2014. However, till the year 2019, he kept going in and out of the team. From the year 2020, he got a chance to be a part of the playing XI regularly. Till now he has played 57 IPL matches. 700 runs have been registered in his name. His batting average is 26.92 and strike rate is 132.08. At the same time, 32 wickets have come in his bowling so far. This 28-year-old player has played 7 first-class and 23 List-A matches in domestic cricket.
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