Shubman Gill tells Rahul Tewatia in Friday’s post-match wrap on the IPL web, “If you weren’t hit for sixes yourself, you wouldn’t have had an opportunity to knock those sixes towards the end.” Tewatia acts as though she was born to do the redemption act. He may have been.

How else can one explain a Gujarat Titans run chase that went according to plan for two-thirds of the innings before Tewatia had to invoke his extraordinary powers? How could anyone not believe that was fate? Tewatia would not have had a chance at the last two balls if Odean Smith had not surrendered an overthrow with three balls to go. He did, and his closing act stole the show; 11 sixes had been struck in the previous 238 balls bowled, but Tewatia’s back-to-back maximums rewrote the headlines.

Tewatia is a good match for a redemption artist. He rose to prominence two years ago after pulling off a spectacular escape against the Punjab Kings. Tewatia unexpectedly rediscovered his hands in Sharjah that night, after faltering to 14 off 21 balls, and pummelling Sheldon Cottrell for five sixes in an over. He had the ultimate say at the Brabourne stadium on Friday, when Liam Livingstone and Jitesh Sharma smashed him for three sixes and 24 runs in an over.