WATCH Rahul Tewatia’s exceptional fielding ends Virat Kohli’s innings
Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) Rahul Tewatia has continued to impress one and all with his all-round skills in IPL 2020. In the clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore, his exceptional fielding brought an end to RCB skipper Virat Kohli’s innings.
It happened on the first delivery of the 14th over when Kohli smashed a delivery from Kartik Tyagi off his legs towards the deep mid-wicket region.
Tewatia – who was fielding at deep mid-wicket – ran to his right before grabbing a stunner. However, when he was about to lose his balance and cross the boundary rope, he lobbed the ball back and then re-enter the playing area to complete the catch.
Excellent Catch from Rahul Tewatia @rahultewatia02 !! Perfect balance!!Wicket of Kohli!! #Tewatia #RRvsRCB #ViratKohli #RR #Hallabol #IPLinUAE #Dream11IPL #Tyagi #devilliers #RCB #PlayBold #Samson #Uthappa #Unadkat pic.twitter.com/mOMctLsIQD
— Geofinn1524 (@geofinn1524) October 17, 2020
Former cricketers and cricket pundits praised the 27-year old player for his outstanding catch.
Now that’s a game changing catch ! By @rahultewatia02 Great shot but unlucky @imVkohli on another day will go for a six ! Is there some thing this guy cannot do ! Tewatia ji now it’s all up to mr 360 @ABdeVilliers17 #RCBvRR #ipl2020
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 17, 2020
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 17, 2020
Tewatia has had two match winning knocks with the bat. This could be a match winning catch! pic.twitter.com/lmoiZDKs6s
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) October 17, 2020
As for the clash, RCB defeated RR by seven wickets in the 33rd match of the IPL on Saturday thanks to an unbeaten 22-ball 55 from AB de Villiers at the Dubai International Stadium.