Once again, it was the all-rounder Rahul Tewatia of the defending champion Gujarat Titans who proved to be a thorn in the flesh of the Punjab Kings.
Once again, it was the all-rounder Rahul Tewatia of the defending champion Gujarat Titans who proved to be a thorn in the flesh of the Punjab Kings. In the last season of IPL 2022, he also smashed two consecutive sixes against PBKS, which led to the victory of the GT, and this time he held his nerve and hit the winning runs, this time from Sam Curran, and sealed a memorable six-wicket victory for the GT in the IPL 2023 season. Shubman Gill was very impressed with the finishing ability of all-rounder Tewatia against PBKS, saying, “Tewatia and PBKS are a love story.”
Gill said, “”I should’ve finished the match. Rahul Tewatia and Kings XI are a love story. In these types of games, there’s definitely pressure on both teams. It’s about trying to minimise dot balls. It was also difficult for them to score runs against the old ball. It was important to have a good power play.”
Before Tewatia’s heroics, Gill scored 67 runs off 49 balls. Gill was also declared the “man of the match.” GT have jumped to number three at the pints table as they have won three matches out of the four games they have played.