Rahul Tewatia Cricketer Biography, Age, Wife & More

  • Name: Rahul Tewatia
  • Born: May 20, 1993 Sihi, Haryana
  • Age: 29 years
  • Teams: Haryana, Rajasthan Royals, Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals, India, Gujarat Titans
  • Nickname: Rahul Tewatia
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Bat Style: Handed Bat
  • Bowl Style: Right-arm legbreak
  • Height: 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
  • Weight (aprox): 60 kg
  • Jersey no: 14 (Domestic)
  • Birthplace: Sihi, Haryana, India
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Hobbies: Travelling

Rahul Tewatia – Biography

Rahul Tewatia (born 20 May 1993) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Haryana in the domestic cricket and Gujarat Titans in Indian Premier League (IPL).

Rahul Tewatia is a traditional spinner who prefers to give the ball some air rather than pressure. He made his Ranji Trophy debut for Haryana against Karnataka in 2013. Like many struggling players, Rahul’s fortunes changed when he was selected for the Indian Premier League.

He will play the paddles and scoops as he is a wrist spinner and an incredibly useful lower-order batsman. And Tewatia, as a whole, is a well-rounded and valuable player for any IPL team. The Delhi franchise chose him over ace senior bowler Mishra in the last edition. The swap looked reasonable at first, but his performance quickly deteriorated and Mishra was replaced.


  • Father: Krishan Pal Tewatia, (advocate)
  • Mother: Prem Tewatia
  • Sister: Ruma Tewatia
  • Wife: Ridhi Pannu
  • Marriage Date: 29 November 2021


He got inspiration from his uncle who was also a sportsperson. He is a huge fan of Tennis player Roger Federer.

Rahul Tewatia began learning cricket at Vallabhgad Academy in Faridabad, where he practiced Tennis Ball Cricket. Later, when he was eight years old, he began practicing with Wicketkeeper Batsman Vijay Yadav at the Vijay Yadav Academy.

Tewatia made his debut in the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy Season, playing for Haryana against Karnataka. His performance was not very special in that match as he ended up scoring only a combined 17 runs in two innings in that match.

He later made his List-A debut in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2017. He was named in the 2021 international Indian squad against England, but other than that he has not received many changes.

He made his IPL debut for Rajasthan Royals in 2014. Till 2020, Tewatia wasn’t a regular in the squad, playing less than 30 matches for five teams across five seasons.

He was bought by Kings XI Punjab in 2017, and by Delhi Daredevils for a hefty amount of 2.5 crores in 2018. 

In February 2022, he was bought by Gujarat Titans in the 2022 Indian Premier League auction. On 8 April 2022, during a match against Punjab Kings, he hit back-to-back sixes on the last two balls of the match, leading Gujarat Titans to their third win. In IPL 2023 auction, Gujarat Titans retain Rahul Tewatia with a price of 9 crores.

Rahul Tewatia Family

Rahul Tewatia family

Rahul Tewatia was born in Sihi, Haryana to advocate Krishan Pal Tewatia and Prem Tewatia. His grandfather, Karanvir Tewatia had plans of making Rahul a wrestler as he had been whereas his uncle, an ex-hockey player wanted to teach him hockey. But Tewatia was more interested in cricket and thus ended up making a career for himself in the sport. He also has a sister. Her name is Ruma Tewatia.

Rahul Tewatia’s Wife – Ridhi Pannu

Rahul got engaged to his wife Ridhi Pannu on 4th January 2021.

Batting Statistics (IPL)

  • Mat – 68
  • Inn – 48
  • Runs – 758
  • Avg – 26.14
  • SR – 130.24
  • HS – 53
  • NO – 19
  • 100s – 0
  • 50s – 1
  • 4s – 59
  • 6s – 36

Bowling Statistics (IPL)

  • Balls – 830
  • Mat – 68
  • Inn – 50
  • Runs – 1096
  • Wkt – 32
  • BBI – 18
  • BBM – 18
  • Eco – 7.92
  • Avg – 34.25


He did his schooling at various schools like DAV Public School in Faridabad, Dayanand School, and Delhi Public School (DPS).

Rahul Tewatia Controversy

During the infamous match against SRH which made Rahul Tewatia popular, Tewatia also had an on-field spat with SRH bowler Khaleel Ahmed. 

This happened during the last few overs of the game as both were seen arguing with each other after Khaleel came between Rahul’s running trajectory.

After the match, SRH Captain David Warner arrived to diffuse the situation and sort out whatever fight they had. He was helped by the Umpires.

When asked about his spat with Khaleel, Tewatia simply said that it was nothing of much consequence, they were both just lost in the heat of the moment.

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