Rahul Tewatia has said that his batting skills have helped him to make move forward in his career. The all-rounder has begun as a leg-spinner but later worked on his batting. As per Tewatia, scoring runs with the willow is his most important plus point now.
The 27-year-old created his T20 debut in 2014. It took him 6 years to make his mark in the IPL, but his moment came last season when he played a pair of game-changing knocks for the Rajasthan Royals.
This year, the BCCI appointed Rahul Tewatia to the Indian team for the T20I series against England. Describe how shifting his focus to batting led to his rise, Rahul informed Khaleej Times:
“I always loved batting even though I was a leg-spinner from the start of my career. But I really enjoyed my batting. Then when I got into the Haryana team which had so many quality spinners, my batting became my plus point. So I worked really hard on my batting. I felt that my batting will help me climb up the ladder. That’s why I really worked hard on my batting.”
Rahul Tewatia has played 68 T20 matches in his career previously. The left-handed batsman has grouped 965 runs at a 150+ strike rate. Besides, he has also taken 42 wickets at an economy rate of 7.06.
Rahul Tewatia credits IPL for his maiden national conscription
Rahul Tewatia also noted how he had been playing well in national cricket, but he earned the selectors’ focus only after IPL 2020. Tewatia was one of the few clear spots for the Rajasthan Royals in a season where they completed last.
“I was playing well in domestic white-ball cricket, but when I made an impact with the bat and also helped Rajasthan Royals win matches with my bowling at the IPL last year, that made a big difference.”
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