Rahul Tewatia, who became an overnight star by smashing West Indian pacer Sheldon Cottrell for five sixes in an over, says his self-belief did not waver despite the “worst 20 balls” he ever played early in his roller-coaster knock.
Tewatia struggled to connect with the ball initially after he was sent at Steve Smith’s fall ahead of the likes of Robin Uthappa and Riyan Parag. However, with he wasting the deliveries at the crucial juncture, pressure was building on Sanju Samson.
His sensational effort helped Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab in an incredible IPL match on Sunday night. Early on his innings, he was struggling to put bat to ball. Tewatia scored 53 off 31 which had 7 sixes.