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Rinku Singh Credits MS Dhoni’s Wisdom For T20I Success: Reacting And Calmness The Key
By CricShots - Jan 12, 2024 5:05 pm
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Dynamic batsman Rinku Singh shared valuable advice he received from the iconic former India captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, during their interaction in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rinku has swiftly emerged as a promising talent in Indian cricket, particularly excelling in the finisher’s role in the T20 format. The left-handed batsman has quickly secured his position in India’s T20I squad.

Rinku Singh
Rinku Singh and MS Dhoni

In the recent first T20I against Afghanistan, Rinku demonstrated composure under pressure, contributing an unbeaten 16 off 9 balls to India’s successful 159-run chase. Reflecting on the match, Rinku revealed the guidance he received from MS Dhoni, emphasizing the importance of reacting to the ball and maintaining composure.

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“I have got a habit of batting at 6 and finishing games; I’m feeling very happy with this job. Enjoyed the cold conditions; it was tough while fielding though. I just try to talk to myself. Batting at 6, I don’t have the chance to face too many balls or score too many runs; that’s the thing I keep telling myself,” shared Rinku Singh in a post-match interview.

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Rinku Singh

He further added, “I’ve spoken with Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni); he just told me to react according to the ball, keep your calm, and I just do the same thing. I don’t think a lot while batting, just react to the ball.”

Meanwhile, Shivam Dube, who made a powerful comeback to the Indian team with a match-winning 60 off 40 balls against Afghanistan, acknowledged the significant impact of MS Dhoni on his mindset and approach. Shivam Dube’s fifty played a crucial role in India’s comfortable six-wicket victory, earning him the Player of the Match award.

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“When I came to bat, I wanted to implement what I have learnt from MS Dhoni about finishing games. I keep speaking to Mahi bhai. He tells me about how to tackle different situations. He has given me two-three tips and rated my batting. So, I feel if he rates my batting, then I’ll keep playing well. My confidence went up because of that,” expressed Shivam Dube in an interview with ‘JIO Cinema.’