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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Rahul Tewatia blasts 39-ball 73 against Chandigarh after maiden India call-up

Vijay Hazare Trophy: All-rounder Rahul Tewatia played a 39-ball 73-run knock against Chandigarh one day after his maiden call-up in the Indian squad.

All-rounder Rahul Tewatiya. (@rajasthanroyals Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rahul Tewatia smashed 73 run off just 39 deliveries against Chandigarh
  • Rahul Tewatia had earned his maiden India call-up for T20I series vs England
  • Tewatia had put on some of the most sparkling batting displays for Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Rahul Tewatia celebrated his maiden India call-up with a scintillating 73-run knock against Chandigarh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Sunday. Tewatiya, who is playing for Haryana, smacked 73 runs off just 39 balls with the help of four 4s and six 6s at the Videcon Academy Ground in Kolkata.

Rahul Tewatia on Saturday earned his maiden India call-up in the upcoming five-match T20I series against England. Tewatia, who plays for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, was one among three uncapped Indian players to receive their maiden call-up. While Varun Chakravarthy is still uncapped, the KKR spinner received his maiden call up ahead of the Australia tour but was ruled out, eventually, due to an injury.

Tewatia, born on May 20, 1993, hails from the Sihi village in the Northern Indian state of Haryana. Tewatia made his first-class debut in 2013 but hasn’t managed to have a flourishing career with his state team. Well, Tewatia has been a journeyman when it comes to the IPL.

Rahul Tewatia had not been a household name in India until September 27. The seasoned leg-spinner began his Indian Premier League journey as early as 2014 when he was picked by the Rajasthan Royals. Tewatia did not get enough opportunities as he played only 3 matches, scoring 16 runs and picking 3 wickets in the entire season. Tewatia had put on some of the most sparkling batting displays for Rajasthan Royals during last year’s IPL in UAE.

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