Chasing the target of 224,He walked in at 100/2 in the 9th Over, He had a shaky start 8*(19)to his innings, He was eating away too many balls & struggling to make contact with the ball..
The commentators & fans watching the game were criticizing him for letting his team down & wanted him to get out asap & He was putting too much of pressure on Samson who was going very well from the other end.. The required run-rate kept increasing all the time.. Soon, Samson got out for 85(43) when RR needed 63 runs to win from 24 balls..
On Twitter, there was a frenzy mocking Tewatia's innings.
CricViz showed a negative batting impact of Tewatia while most veteran cricketers including Aakash Chopra called for destigmatisation of retired hurt in a bid to tactically allow the struggling batsman to go bat to the pavilion at will allowing another, a better-placed teammate at the crease
Tewatia gets out 53(31), when RR needed 2 runs to win from 7 balls..
But, he had done the job for his team..
It is also to be appreciated the Coach's foresight and faith in Tewatia.
Likewise, you need to understand your MFD's choice of investments may go through pain for a brief period.
But, history has proved innumerable times that
T20 Cricket can never be
written off. Archer and Tewatia proved exactly why taking the game deep is
perfect because a few hits here and there can change the entire course of the
Just make sure you too take your investments deep.