Former cricketer Aakash Chopra believes Rinku Singh is the best finisher in the 2023 Indian Premier League season. Rinku Singh played another match-winning knock in the tournament, against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday, May 14 at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. His partnership with Nitish Rana helped their team to win the match comfortably.
Chasing 145 runs, Kolkata Knight Riders were reduced to three down for thirty-three. Rinku Singh got together with Nitish Rana to score a 99-run stand for the fourth-wicket. Nitish Rana scored unbeaten 57 runs, while Rinku Singh scored 54 runs off 43 deliveries. He slammed four boundaries and three sixes in the innings. Talking about Rinku Singh in a video on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra said,
“In my opinion, Rinku Singh is the best finisher in this season’s IPL. No one is doing it better than him. We are not rewarding, acknowledging, or appreciating him enough. He had hit five sixes but it’s not about just those five sixes.”
“He has scored more than 400 runs. The number at which the guy bats, 400 runs are not scored at all. Virat Kohli has 438 and Shubman Gill has 475 runs, and he (Rinku) has scored close to 410 runs,” he added.
Rinku Singh has been absolutely stellar: Aakash Chopra
Former cricketer Aakash Chopra further expressed that Rinku Singh has been in stellar form in the 2023 Indian Premier League season. He added that the middle order batter does not have the luxury of playing 20 overs, and needs to get the job done within a few deliveries. Hailing Rinku Singh, Aakash Chopra said on his YouTube channel,
“We forget him because we acknowledge the top-order batters so much, although they have 20 overs and he has 15 balls at times, 35 balls on other occasions, or he comes at 30/3 as he came yesterday. He (Rinku Singh) has been absolutely stellar.”
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