That’s why Rahul Tewatia tweeted last week that ‘hope hurts’, and he got the buzz for it. The tweet came after India announced the squad for the tour of Ireland. India has announced a 17-man squad for the two-match T20I series starting June 26.
Team India will get a 3-day break before leaving for Ireland, Dravid-Pant and Iyer will go to England
Advised to pay more attention to the game
Tewatia’s name was missing from the list but it was not a shocking news for the fans as the player was also not included in the recently concluded South Africa series. Meanwhile, former South Africa captain Graeme Smith has advised left-handed batsman Tewatia to focus more on his game rather than Twitter.
What to do in India everyone has so much talent
Graeme Smith told Star Sports, “It is very difficult in India because people have so much talent. And coach Rahul Dravid, and captain Rohit Sharma would have picked most of their players given the conditions in Australia. I would say Twitter Instead, focus on performance, so the next time your time comes, make sure no one can leave you out.”
Won matches for Gujarat Titans
The 29-year-old batsman was picked for the England T20I at home last year but still missed his debut due to injury. Tewatia has proved himself capable on most of the occasions. He also made a full recovery for Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League 2022 season, scoring 217 runs in 16 matches at a strike rate of 147.61.
Sunil Gavaskar’s heart breaks
However, with the ball, Tewatia bowled only six overs in the entire IPL season and failed to take any wickets. However, former India batting great Sunil Gavaskar feels that Tewatia should have been given a chance for the upcoming tour of Ireland in recognition of his hard work.
hard work should have been recognized
Sunil said, “Rahul Tewatia should have been in the team for Ireland. Rahul Tewatia was someone who should have been in the team. He was brilliant in the IPL. He batted cleverly throughout the tournament. Shows the kind of temperament, he should have been in the team at least as 16th member of the team. At least his hard work should have been recognized.”