The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 produced one other nail-biting contest because the defending champions Gujarat Titans secured a 6-wicket victory over Punjab Kings on the penultimate ball of the match. It was the ‘Ice Man’ Rahul Tewatia who scored the match-winning boundary for his facet when 4 runs had been required from the ultimate two balls. Whereas the second was understandably heroic, Ian Bishop’s commentary on the event labored as icing on the cake.
Rahul Tewatia has developed a behavior of manufacturing match-winning performances towards Punjab. Final season, Guajrat wanted 12 runs from the ultimate two balls to win the match towards the identical opponents. Tewatia slammed two consecutive sixes to wrap up the chase for his facet.
Although the duty wasn’t as massive this time, Tewatia was there to take his staff throughout the road.
Seeing Tewatia rating the match-winning boundary, Bishop stated on commentary: “The Ice Man, Rahul Tewatia does it again. One of the most magnificent finishers in the game in the IPL in recent times”.
@rahultewatia02 does a Rahul Tewatia
He smashes the winnings runs for @gujarat_titans
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 13, 2023
Seeing one other match ending in a close-knit encounter, Gujarat Titans skipper Hardik Pandya stated after the match that he would respect it if his staff’s matches did not finish the best way they’ve been ending within the final couple of video games.
“To be very honest I would not appreciate the game going this deep. There was definitely a lot for us to learn from this game. That’s the beauty of sports, it’s never over till it’s over. We need to go back to the drawing board. They bowled really well. Luckily all our batters are in good nick. We should take risks and play shots in the middle overs, need to make sure the game doesn’t go so deep.
“The ball was getting dried up, however the wicket was a belter. Wasn’t stunned when Mohit and Alzarri had been bowling. He has accomplished a variety of exhausting work, he has proven endurance and his time has come [on Mohit]. It might have been a tricky tablet to swallow if the sport had gone the opposite facet. I wish to end the sport earlier, not an enormous fan of taking it to the final over,” he said after the match.
With the win, Gujarat have gone third in the points table.
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