The mercurial all-rounder has been hard at work ahead of the IPL season and is hoping to help the Royals make it to the playoffs
IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals will be resuming their IPL 2021 campaign in the UAE when they take on Punjab Kings in about a fortnight’s time, and there is one Royals’ star who has great memories associated with the opponents, having infamously smashed five sixes in one over to take his team over the line during IPL 2020.
The 28-year-old Rahul Tewatia is relishing the opportunity of having another go in the UAE. He said, “I am really looking forward to it, however not just that match, but all the seven matches. I like to play all my matches with the same intensity and intent, but of course there are good memories facing PBKS, so it feels special.”
“It also gives me great belief and confidence that I can produce similar performances and do something extraordinary whatever the situation may be. My intent will always be to make the team win from anywhere,” expressed the all-rounder who has 452 runs and 26 wickets in 41 IPL matches.
Reflecting on his own and the team’s performance in the first phase of the IPL season, Tewatia said, “I know my performances weren’t up to the mark with regards to the high expectations I keep of myself both when it comes to batting and bowling. However, I will put in the effort to improve the output in the next seven matches that we’re scheduled to play in the UAE.”