Kolkata Knight Riders assistant coach Abhishek Nayar heaped praise on Rinku Singh, who is having a great run in the 2023 Indian Premier League. Rinku has emerged as a match-winner for the franchise, batting lower down the order. He played a fine hand along with skipper Nitish Rana against Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, May 14 to power his team to a six-wicket win.
Chasing 145 runs, the Kolkata Knight Riders were in a spot of trouble, when they lost three wickets for thirty-three runs. Rinku Singh got together with Nitish Rana to put together a 99-run stand, to take their team closer to a win. Rinku Singh slammed 54 runs off 43 deliveries, while Nitish Rana stayed unbeaten on 57 runs. Kolkata Knight Riders chased it down in the nineteenth over.
Kolkata Knight Riders assistant coach, Abhishek Nayar, hailed Rinku Singh as a great player of spin. He expressed that the middle-order batter has been very successful in the last few seasons. Abhishek Nayar said,
“Rinku Singh has always been a great player of spin. If you go back and look at his first-class season, domestic cricket in general, Rinku Singh is one name that will come across as one of those three-four people who have been successful over the past two-three season.”
Rinku Singh has been fearless in his batting approach in the 2023 Indian Premier League season. His heroics against the Gujarat Titans earned him praise from the fans as well as the experts.
“He has always been someone who has done that for UP in domestic cricket in different situations. Rinku knows how to play in these conditions, domestic cricket gives you one of the most challenging pitches. He has been through the grind, I am so happy to see him achieve success like that,” said Abhishek Nayar.
It’s just the tip of the iceberg of what Rinku Singh is going to achieve: Abhishek Nayar
Abhishek Nayar further complimented the hard yards Rinku Singh has put in to become successful. He expressed that going forward, the left-handed batter will achieve greater success. Nayar also hailed Rinku Singh as an ideal package to have for any team. He said,
“I think it’s just the beginning and the tip of the iceberg in terms of what he is gonna achieve going forward because he is a level-headed, hard-working who wants to evolve as a cricketer and he is the ideal package to have in any format in any team.”
Rinku Singh is the leading run-scorer for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2023 Indian Premier League so far. In 13 matches, he has scored 407 runs at an average of 50.88, and a strike rate of 143.30.
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