Rinku Singh has been named in the Indian squad for the upcoming tour of Ireland, days after being named in the squad for the Asian Games. The Aligarh batter had a terrific time with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL 2023, finishing as the highest run-getter of the team. Singh’s India call-up is a dream come true for the 24-year-old. He comes from a humble background and has worked hard to reach this level. He is not afraid to talk about his past, and he credits his experiences with giving him the strength to face challenges.
“Sapne jaisa hi hai (This is like a dream). I don’t want to wake up anytime soon,” said Rinku Singh. “It’s an amazing feeling, not easy for me to describe in words. I have reached this level from absolutely nothing. I am an emotional person, and every time I talk to my parents, we end up crying.”
Singh’s selection for the tour of Ireland is a significant step in his career. He has yet to make his international debut, but he has the potential to be a star at the highest level. He is a talented batsman with a strong work ethic, and he is confident in his abilities.
“I have no shame in telling people that I used to do menial jobs to make ends meet. What’s wrong with it? My past gives me the courage to face failures and difficulties,” said Rinku Singh. “I have seen worse, so not getting picked for the West Indies tour didn’t deter me at all. Selection is not in my hands. What I can do is score runs and I am just doing it.”
🗣️ 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐈𝐏𝐋
Revisiting his iconic 5⃣ sixes off 5⃣ balls 💥
The joy of Asian Games call-up 👏
Feeling of being called ‘Lord’ 😃
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) July 30, 2023
Rinku Singh is excited about the upcoming tour of Ireland, and he is looking forward to making his India debut. He knows that he has a lot to prove, but he is confident that he can perform at the international level.
“I have this superstition that If I think too much, things will start to fall apart. I live in the present and that’s how I bat also. People keep asking me about those five sixes and the planning behind it. In reality, there was no planning. It was my day, I hit every ball, and connected well. It was all God’s plan, nothing else,” he added.
Singh’s selection for the tour of Ireland is a significant moment for Indian cricket. He is a talented batsman with a bright future, and he is sure to make an impact on the international stage.