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Suryakumar Yadav Praises Rinku Singh’s Composure, Reminds Him Of Someone
By CricShots - Nov 27, 2023 1:03 pm
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India claimed their second victory in the ongoing five-match T20I series against Australia, showcasing a remarkable batting performance at Thiruvananthapuram. Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, and Rinku Singh emerged as the standout batters, propelling India to a commanding total against the Aussies.

Rinku Singh
Rinku Singh is scoring consistently for India

In the post-match presentation, the skipper Suryakumar Yadav addressed his new role as captain in the absence of Hardik Pandya, who sustained an injury during the recent ODI World Cup. “The boys are not putting too much pressure on me,” Suryakumar stated, expressing his gratitude for the younger generation’s willingness to take responsibility against a formidable opposition like Australia.

Suryakumar revealed their pre-match strategy, explaining that they had planned to bat first upon assessing the conditions in Thiruvananthapuram. “I told them before to be prepared to bat first. There was a lot of dew,” he added.

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The Indian captain also lauded Rinku Singh’s remarkable performance. “When I saw Rinku come in to bat in the last game, the composure he showed was brilliant. It reminded me of someone,” Suryakumar Yadav remarked.

Continuing his impressive form from the previous match, Rinku Singh struck a quick-fire 31 off 9 deliveries, contributing significantly to India’s imposing target of 236.

Suryakumar Yadav
Suryakumar Yadav

When asked about the player Rinku Singh’s performance resembled, Suryakumar chuckled and responded, “Everyone knows the answer.”

Rinku Singh’s exceptional power-hitting abilities have paved the way into the Indian T20I side. Notably, he has been shouldering the finisher’s role for KKR, where he played a pivotal role in the team’s victory against the Gujarat Titans, scoring 31 off the final over.

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Rinku Singh’s growing popularity and consistent performances have strengthened his position in the T20I squad, making him a promising candidate for the upcoming 2024 World Cup. India will now travel to Guwahati, Assam, aiming to seal the series with a hat-trick of wins against Australia.