Following a formidable season with Rajasthan Royals and a constant stint with the Haryana facet, all-rounder Rahul Tewatia earned maiden call-up as India on Saturday introduced their squad for the five-game T20I sequence in opposition to England.
Tewatia, who smashed 5 sixes in an over to assist Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020, was picked in a reconfigured Indian squad which additionally featured Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav. Tewatia believes that his inclusion within the nationwide set-up comes after combating for a place in a spin-heavy Haryana facet.
“Think about combating it out for a spot within the crew which has legends like Amit Mishra bhai. Then you definately had Jayant Yadav, and Yuzvendra Chahal has additionally represented the state crew every time he has not been busy enjoying for India.
The extent of competitors for spinners within the Haryana crew is likely one of the hardest I’d say. Discovering a spot and performing for Haryana not solely gave me confidence but in addition helped me again my abilities,” Tewatia instructed information company ANI after breaking into the T20I facet.
27-year-old Tewatia can also be desirous to share the dressing room with skipper Virat Kohli. He additionally mentioned that a profitable IPL season with Rajasthan Royals boosted his confidence.
“To this point, I performed in opposition to Virat Kohli within the IPL. Now I’ll play with him and share the dressing room with him. Can’t wait to share the dressing room with him and a number of the finest cricketers in world cricket. Will probably be all about studying from them and understanding how they compete in opposition to the most effective within the enterprise and succeed.
“You do know that the most effective on the planet come over to play within the IPL. When you carry out in opposition to them, it additionally helps construct your confidence. I’m glad that I may play match-winning knocks for Rajasthan Royals this season,” mentioned Tewatia