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‘Your time will come soon’ – reactions to Rahul Tewatia’s viral Tweet after being left out of Ireland tour

BCCI recently announced the 17-member Indian squad that will tour Ireland later in June. The teams will play a two-match T20I series between June 26 to June 28.

The squad announced featured some notable, and popular changes. Sanju Samson, who recently led the Rajasthan Royals to the IPL final, has returned to the side after being dropped for the South Africa series, while Rahul Tripathi earned his maiden-call up. Both had fantastic IPL seasons, and were rewarded for it.

However, the decision didn’t go down well with everyone. Gujarat Titans all-rounder Rahul Tewatia was apparently hopeful of a call-up, expressing  disappointment with the  announced squad a few hours after the BCCI posted it on Twitter.

Tewatia has been a high-impact player in the IPL for the last three seasons. He exploded onto the scene with his blistering undefeated 53(31) in an impossible chase for the Rajasthan Royals back in 2020. He hammered his maiden IPL fifty against the Punjab Kings, and he pulled off a heist when the Royals needed over 90 runs from the last five overs.

This year too Tewatia has produced some sensational stuff for his new side, the Gujarat Titans. The most memorable moment was when he struck two sixes when 12 were needed off the final two deliveries of the innings, once again versus the hapless Punjab Kings. He has scored 217 runs in this edition at a very impressive strike-rate of 147.

The BCCI themselves didn’t respond, of course, but sympathy for the all-rounder turned into an out-pour on Twitter. Many felt that improving his bowling could improve his chances of making the XI.

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