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“You Champion” – Twitterati Hail Rinku Singh As He Almost Takes KKR Over The Line vs LSG

Rinku Singh
Rinku Singh (Credit: BCCI/IPL)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batter Rinku Singh played a blinder against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Wednesday. He almost took his team over the line at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

The Kolkata Knight Riders were in trouble having lost six wickets for 150 runs on the board. They still needed 61 runs from 20 balls, to chase down 211 runs. Despite losing Sam Billings and Andre Russell in consecutive over, the Kolkata Knight Riders kept battling on, thanks to Rinku Singh and Sunil Narine.

The duo took on the attack to the opposition bowlers, bringing down the equation to 21 needed off the final over. Rinku Singh, who was unbeaten on 22 off 10 balls, was on strike against Marcus Stoinis. He slammed the first delivery for a boundary and then hit consecutive sixes in the over.

The youngster almost won the match for his team, however, Evin Lewis’ brilliant effort came in the way. Rinku was dismissed for 40 runs off 15 balls, as Lewis took a screamer running in from the backward point.ย Kolkata Knight Riders went on to lose the match by just two runs.

However, Rinku Singh earned praise from the fans and the experts for his fantastic performance.

Let’s take a look at how Twitterati reacted to Rinku Singh’s blinder:

I was hoping Rinku Singh could finish the game for us: Shreyas Iyer, KKR Captain

The Kolkata Knight Riders skipper, Shreyas Iyer too lauded Rinku Singh’s knock. He expressed that he wanted the youngster to finish the match. Speaking at the post-match ceremony, Shreyas said,

“I love the way Rinku got us till the end but unfortunately couldn’t time it when two balls were remaining, he was really sad. I was hoping he could finish the game for us and could have been the hero, but still played a fantastic knock and I am really happy for him.”

The Kolkata Knight Riders have been eliminated from the playoff race of the Indian Premier League 2022 season.

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