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Rahul Tewatia Narrowly Avoids Injury After Tumble In IPL Clash
By CricShots - Apr 10, 2024 11:01 pm
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During the Rajasthan Royals versus Gujarat Titans clash at Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Rahul Tewatia’s brush with potential injury sent a collective shiver down spectators’ spines. In the 17th over, fielding at long-on, Tewatia darted leftward in pursuit of a lofted shot by Sanju Samson off Mohit Sharma’s delivery. However, his momentum betrayed him as he stumbled over his own feet, tumbling awkwardly.

Rahul Tewatia
Rahul Tewatia managed to avoid an injury

Thankfully, Rahul Tewatia narrowly avoided serious injury as he failed to secure the catch, with the ball mercifully eluding his path. Despite the scare, his quick reflexes averted any dire consequences, sparing him from a painful blow.

Meanwhile, Rajasthan Royals staged a remarkable recovery after a shaky start, ultimately setting a challenging target of 196 for 3 in 20 overs. Despite early setbacks with openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler’s dismissals, skipper Sanju Samson, alongside Riyan Parag, resurrected the innings with a formidable 130-run partnership.

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Riyan Parag’s blistering knock of 76 runs was pivotal in bolstering the Royals’ total, complemented by Samson’s unbeaten 68. Notably, Rashid Khan’s disciplined bowling performance for Gujarat Titans stifled the Royals’ charge, conceding a mere 18 runs in his four overs and claiming the crucial wicket of Buttler.

Reflecting on his bowling display, Rashid Khan acknowledged his struggle with line and length in the initial games but expressed optimism about his progress, aiming for a complete recovery. Emphasizing the significance of maintaining a positive mindset, Rashid underscored the challenges posed to batters when bowlers consistently target the wicket, hinting at his strategic approach for the impending chase.

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Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal

Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Shubman Gill (c), Sai Sudharsan, Vijay Shankar, Abhinav Manohar, Matthew Wade (wk), Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Umesh Yadav, Spencer Johnson, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma