Rinku Singh has been in the IPL frame for quite a while now and has always been associated with the Kolkata Knight Riders. He has been a key part of the Kolkata squad this time around and has shown his worth to the franchise. Yesterday, he played a blinder of a knock and almost took his side home.
Coach Brendon McCullum has said that Rinku Singh is a special player. McCullum was full of praise for Rinku after the match and said that KKR would invest in him in the next few years. “Rinku is a player who KKR will invest in, no doubt, over the next few years and will see him really progress and maybe even challenge for higher honours in time.” McCullum said at the Post-match Press Conference.
“Not too many people are able to bat in the middle order and be able to try and pull games out of the fire like he has done for us on a couple of occasions.”, he added.
Rinku Singh almost pulls off a miraculous win for Kolkata Knight Riders
Rinku Singh scored 40 off 15 balls and made sure that KKR were in the race to win the match and have a chance at the playoffs of this season’s IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders were chasing a total of 210 after their bowlers weren’t able to take any wickets in the 20 overs.
Kolkata on the other hand, weren’t able to have a good start as they lost two wickets in the powerplay itself. Shreyas Iyer, the captain took the team out of trouble from there, along with Nitish Rana. After the duo fell, it was onto Rinku Singh and Sunil Narine, as their reliable hitter Andre Russell fell early.