Gujarat Titans all-rounder Rahul Tewatia has etched his name in the history books of the Indian Premier League by becoming the second batter after Dhoni to hit back-to-back sixes in the last two balls of the game to pull off a stunning victory. In a match against Punjab Kings, Titans needed 12 runs off the last two balls, and Tewatia hit two sixes to ensure one of the most exciting victories in the current edition.
While the whole cricketing world was in awe of Tewatia’s heroic, former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh tweeted a funny question asking the head coach Ashish Nehra, “Tewatia Khata kya hi?” referring to his strength to hit such power-packed knocks in crucial situations. Day after, Gujarat Titans, from their official Twitter handle, responded to Singh’s question by sharing a picture of a 22-year-old all-rounder eating Gujarat’s famous snack Fafda.
The franchise recently shared a video of Tewatia and Gurkeerat Singh Maan trying out a popular Gujarati snack with a blindfolded one. The duo had to guess which dish they were having. The post had a caption, “Psst! It’s a secret. Don’t tell anyone, @harbhajan_singh.” Indeed, it seems as if Gujarati food is working well for Tewatia as he has been involved in some of the most crucial wins the franchise has pulled off in the current season.
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Speaking of the match, opener Shubman Gill played a crucial knock as he smashed 96 off just 59 balls and added 101 runs for the 2nd wicket with debutant Sai Sudharsan, who scored 35 off 30. As the game headed towards the end, it became more crucial as Tewatia faced the last two balls after running for a single with David Miller.
GT now acquires the second spot in the points table with this win. They have won all three matches so far. Kolkata Knight Riders sit at the top while Lucknow Super Giants acquire the 3rd spot. GT will next face Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday (April 11).