Indian cricket's new sensation Rahul Tewatia returned to Twitter almost after two years, and set the popular social media platform on fire with a brilliant message.
On Sunday, Tewatia played an innings that can define his career if already not. During Rajasthan Royals' epic run chase against King XI Punjab, the 27-year-old, a spinner by profession, was promoted up the order.
But the left-handed batsman, who had an IPL stint with KXIP, was very very slow off the block as the target seems to have moved beyond Royals' sight. Then, Tewatia hit Sheldon Cottrell for five sixes in an over to, well, silence his critics, who a little a while were making all sorts of comments.
But his 31-ball 51 helped Royals create a new IPL record for highest successful run chase, with three balls to spare. And Tewatia became a darling. His name was trending non-stop. But expect his post-match press conference, where he said, hitting five sixes in an over is incredible in an unassuming fashion, there's nothing from the cricketer for the fans.
Then, two days later, he was there. With a sensational tweet. He apologised for being late.
Sorry guys I’m late ðÂÂÂ— Rahul Tewatia (@rahultewatia02) September 29, 2020
It generates thousands of reactions and liked more than sixty thousand times in a matter of hours. Here are some reactions:
then now pic.twitter.com/r1UQuO17GR— Pranjul Sharma (@TweetPranjul) September 29, 2020
Life lesson— Shahid (@shahu9073) September 29, 2020
Don't judge anyone too soon....
Well played sirðÂÂ¥ pic.twitter.com/pOcQi68vHP
One inning— Mohit (@Mohittt05) September 29, 2020
And ur followers increased from 7k to 24k almost till Now..
Wishing u all the best for upcoming matches.. #RahulTewatia
You were just amazing ðÂÂ¥ðÂÂ¥— Power of Truth (@ShashikanthJSP) September 29, 2020
This is Brutal by Rahul Bhai...!!
Keep going...!! pic.twitter.com/u18DzL5s7x
ðÂÂÂðÂÂÂðÂÂÂSeems like tewatia landline number is pic.twitter.com/8nEDuiL66F— zanali (@zanali94322540) September 29, 2020
It was his first tweet after a birthday wish to former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir on October 2018.
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