Legendary Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar is of the opinion that the Indian all-rounder, Rahul Tewatia should have been included in the Indian squad for the series against Ireland as he has done consistently well in the recently concluded season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. He also added that Tewatia showed temperament and he chose his shots very intelligently while playing for Gujarat Titans.
India recently announced their sT20I quad for the two-match series against Ireland and the team will be led by Hardik Pandya. Many youngsters got an opportunity in the team courtesy of their performances in the IPL 2022. However, one of the all-rounders Rahul Tewatia missed a spot in the series.
Rahul Tewatia turned out to be a good finisher for the Gujarat Titans (GT) in the IPL 2022 as he played some match-winning knocks. Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar is of the opinion that Tewatia should have been included in the squad for the Ireland series he has done consistently well.
During the final T20I between India and South Africa, Sunil Gavaskar said, “Rahul Tewatia, the ice-man. Sometimes you feel if it’s such a touch-and-go situation maybe take an additional member. Instead of 15, take an additional member because it’s hard to leave somebody who has done so consistently well. He was superb. He had won matches, which looked lost. He went in there and smashed the ball around very intelligently, very cleverly.”
He further explained, “He was also able to play around the off-side not just on the on-sideSomebody showing that kind of temperament, maybe add a 16th man and take him to Ireland. Just recognizing what he has done. Just giving that message ‘you are on the fringe, just work a little bit harder.”
The Indian team will play two T20Is on June 26 and June 28 in Dublin.