“He’s Carried Himself And The Team”, Zaheer Khan Praises Rinku Singh

Zaheer Khan
Zaheer Khan

Former India pacer Zaheer Khan praises Rinku Singh and states he was standing between LSG and the playoffs and played with a lot of confidence.

Zaheer Khan Praises Rinku Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders batter Rinku Singh becomes quite popular right after his 5 sixes in the last over led the team to register an unbelievable victory against Gujarat Titans. Rinku smashed five successive sixes when the side needed 28 to win off the last five balls.

Like Delhi Capitals, KKR missed their regular captain Shreyas Iyer and had a poor season under Nitish Rana. With just 6 victories from 14 games, KKR failed to qualify for the IPL 2023 playoff.

Rinku Singh scored 67 runs in 33 deliveries (6×4, 4×6) in KKR’s final league game against LSG where the team lost the match by just 1 run. With the victory, LSG qualified for the playoff.
Rinku Singh
Rinku Singh
“If you had to look at a bright spot for KKR this season, it was Rinku Singh. He was standing between LSG and the playoffs and played with a lot of confidence. He’s carried himself and the team like that all season long.
When you have an accomplished finisher like Russell, and yet he is not being discussed during this season when you speak of KKR. If Rinku Singh has been able to move a name like that to the back, just goes to show how good his season has been for him,” said Zaheer on JioCinema.

Chris Gayle Praises Rinku Singh

Former West Indies captain Chris Gayle said on JioCinema that Singh will end up getting a massive spike in his IPL salary in 2024, “Rinku Singh has done this on a few occasions for KKR before. I am sure next year, he’s going to get his paycheque a little higher because he’s been the best performer with the bat for KKR.'”

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle

In 14 league matches, Rinku scored 474 runs at an average of 59.25. He has hit four half-centuries, striking at 149.5.