Gujarat Titans’ allrounder, Rahul Tewatia, in a recent interview, has opened up about his IPL journey and his dreams of playing for India.
Furthermore, he gave some rather interesting insights into his life while giving the interview and was quite outspoken as well.
Meanwhile, Tewatia came into the limelight when playing for the Rajasthan Royals in 2020. In the game against Punjab Kings, he smashed 53 runs from 31 balls.
However, he hasn’t been able to play for the national side and feels that he is now very close to achieving that dream for himself.
It’s up to the selectors. A kid from a village, playing in chaddi baniyaan on the streets, is now playing the role of a finisher in an IPL team. So yeah, I’m close to the India dream, I believe.
Adding further, he says,
That dream has been there since I was a kid watching cricket on television. Man, I want to play on these grounds, I want to wear the India jersey. Now that I have come close, why will I waver from that dream?
For Tewatia, motivation is the key when playing cricket
After his stunning outing with Rajasthan Royals in 2020, Tewatia was picked the next year for a series against England.
However, he didn’t get a chance to showcase his talent in the entire series as he remained benched throughout.
Moreover, in the interview when he was asked if he is in a better position as opposed to two years ago, Tewatia said that motivation is what keeps him going.
He also stated that a cricketer needs to be on a continuous grind and keep improving himself every day.
Hundred per cent. If you don’t improve yourself every day, even if it is by 0.1%, then what is the benefit of playing this sport? There has to be some motivation. I am in a better place now.
Currently, Tewatia is engaged with the Gujarat Titans in the IPL where he has amassed 63 runs from 11 games.
He will now look to play a vital role in the Titans as they are now getting ready for their second playoffs.
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