New Delhi,UPDATED: Apr 29, 2023 12:02 IST
By India Today Sports Desk: Former Australia all-rounder David Hussey said that Rinku Singh has every chance of playing for India in the future. The left-handed Rinku has been a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2018. But it was only from 2021 that he started getting regular chances for the Men in Gold and Purple.
Rinku is the second-highest run-scorer for the Knight Riders, having racked up 251 runs from eight matches at an average of 62.75 and a strike-rate of 158.86. Hussey, who played for the Knights and was also a part of their team management, said that Rinku has upped his game quite a bit over the last few months.
“Rinku Singh is a phenomenal talent. He has been doing well in domestic cricket and the KKR franchise has backed him well. He’s grown in his confidence and taking his game to the next level. Hopefully, he gets to play for India soon,” Hussey was quoted as saying on Star Sports Cricket Live.
In IPL 2023, Rinku has been stupendous, especially while batting in the lower middle-order. The left-handed batter has two half-centuries to his name. He also pulled off a stupendous effort against the Gujarat Titans (GT) earlier this month against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
With 28 runs needed off the last five balls, Rinku hit fast bowler Yash Dayal for five sixes in a row. The Knights won the match by three wickets. Dayal ended up conceding 31 runs in that over and hasn’t played a game since then.
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