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Abhishek Nayar applauds “finisher” Rinku Singh after India’s win
By SMCS - Nov 24, 2023 8:19 am
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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) assistant coach Abhishek Nayar has applauded Rinku Singh over his stunning finishing skills in T20 cricket. Talking about his cameo in the first T20I against Australia in Visakhapatnam on Thursday, November 23, Nayar stated that he has been batting as if he’s been playing international cricket for decades as well.

Rinku Singh
Rinku Singh played a captains knock

However, Team India beat Australia by two wickets in the first T20I of the five-match series. While chasing a big target of 209, captain Suryakumar Yadav top-scored with 80 off 42 alongside a cameo from Rinku Singh (22* off 14) to help India reach the finish line. While speaking to Jio Cinema, Nayar applauded the 26-year-old for maintaining his calm under pressure as well.

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“It takes a lot of character. We speak about someone, who has done it in the IPL and domestic cricket. Just to see Rinku hold his nerve and to have the have the composure shows that he has grown leaps and bounds. It’s the third time he has done this for India, the third time India needed him to do something special, and he turned up. It’s like he’s been playing international cricket for decades, not just a handful of years,” Abhishek Nayar added.

However, Rinku Singh hit four fours in his cameo to ensure a win for India after a brief batting collapse. Applauding him, Nayar added that Rinku has mastered the art of finishing an innings as well.

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“It tells you that he has mastered the art of finishing an innings. It’s not easy and it’s been a while that Hardik and MS Dhoni did that for us, but post that, there’s no one, who has played the finisher’s role so well. It’s not just the runs he gets, but the way he gets them. There is a certain calm and composure about the way he’s playing his cricket,” Abhishek Nayar concluded.