The Best Performer In IPL 2022 Rahul Tewatia Finds No Place In Indian Team
Rahul Tewatia, the all-rounder who played a key role in Gujarat Titans winning their first Indian Premier League title in 2022, was all surprised to see his name missing from the squad for the two-match T20 series against Ireland. And he took to Twitter to vent his anger against his exclusion.
• Rahul Tewatia was left out of the Indian squad for Ireland despite performing well in IPL 2022
• Tewatia tweeted his displeasure in a two words tweet
• The selectors made Hardik Pandya skipper and pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar as vice-captain
• India will play two T20Is with Ireland in Melbourne on June 26 and June 28
Rahul Tewatia’s IPL Record
The 29-year-old all-rounder scored 217 runs in 16 matches. His average run rate is 31 and his strike rate is 147.62. In IPL 2022, he played for Gujarat Titans and finished the final match brilliantly with his six-hitting heroics in the last-over chase. Gujarat Titans won the IPL 2022 title only due to Rahul Tewatia’s batting.
Why Selectors Ignored Rahul Tewatia?
After IPL 2020, Rahul Tewatia was called for a T20I series in Australia but he couldn’t pass the fitness test at that time. He has since not been considered for the Indian team. But Rahul Tewatia was hopeful of his selection in the Indian squad after his IPL 2022 performance. But his dream was shattered when he received a cold shoulder attitude from the selectors.
What Was Rahul Tewatia’s Tweet?
“Expectations Hurts” tweeted Tewatia to show his displeasure for not getting selected despite giving his best performance in the IPL 2022. Soon his tweet went viral and amassed more than 10,000 likes and over 500 retweets. Many Twitter users consoled him by saying that he would one day play for India.
Selectors made Hardik Pandya captain of the squad. Hardik was the captain of Gujarat Titans and he appreciated the role Tewatia played in winning his team. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the vice-captain of the team.
Rishabh Pant is also left out of the squad as he is set to join the Test team to play the fifth Test against England beginning July 1. He is currently leading the Indian team for the ongoing five-match T20I series against South Africa.