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“He can be the next finisher for India” – Rahmanullah Gurbaz on Rinku Singh
By SMCS - Jan 20, 2024 12:15 pm
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Afghanistan’s swashbuckling keeper-batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz is confident of Rinku Singh carrying forward the legacy of legendary indian batters MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh as a finisher in white ball cricket. Gurbaz referred to his Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) teammate as someone who is hungry and very hard-working also. Notably, Rinku has made a great start to his T20I career. In 11 innings, he has scored 356 runs at an average of 89 and a strike rate of 176.23 with two fifties as well.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Rahmanullah Gurbaz

In an interaction with Sports Tak, Gurbaz said: “Of course, he can. The way he is going right now is unbelievable. If you see his recent performances in the Indian team, against every side he performs really well. It shows that he is young and he proved that ‘ I am here for something and not just be in the team and go out’. He is hungry and always working hard, and that’s a good thing about him.”

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“No doubt he is a really good cricketer and a really good finisher. The most important thing in him, whenever he comes to bat he tries to watch the ball. Always a batter is looking to hit. He is a clever cricketer. He is the one who can adjust to the conditions really soon. He can be the next finisher for India and he will be a good cricketer for their team as well,” Rahmanullah Gurbaz stated.

Rinku Singh
Rinku Singh

While speaking about Rinku Singh as a person and the camaraderie the two share as KKR teammates, Gurbaz said: “Rinku is the salt of our team. He is the kind of person who makes everyone happy. He is really funny guy, great guy. I really love him. We have a great friendship. We do keep in touch outside of the IPL also.”