Aakash Chopra highlighted Rinku Singh’s memorable impact in the India vs Australia T20 series, praising his versatility across various batting positions and roles.

Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra lauded Rinku Singh’s exceptional performance in the ongoing T20I series against Australia. Rinku showcased versatility by adapting to different roles, acting as a finisher initially and later forming a crucial partnership in the fourth T20I. Despite a challenging pitch, his aggressive 46 runs off 29 balls aided India in posting a substantial 174-run total.

Following India’s victory, Chopra commended Rinku’s adaptability, highlighting his ability to excel in various batting positions.

“This series will be remembered for Rinku. He was given different roles in different positions, and he fulfilled them. He was very good. You can get him to bat anywhere. Here he got to bat in the ninth over. The six he hit with a reverse sweep was an exceptional hit. He played till the end, got out in the 20th over. I feel he wasn’t out. The umpire shouldn’t have given it. Benefit of doubt goes to the batter, not to the umpire,” Chopra said on his YouTube channel.

Andre Russell, Rinku Singh’s Kolkata Knight Riders teammate, also expressed his admiration for Singh’s batting prowess during the ongoing India vs. Australia T20I series. Russell confessed to tuning into the games primarily to witness Singh’s performances, praising the potential he witnessed in Singh during their time together at KKR.

“I’ve been watching the games and if I miss something, I tune into the highlights and it’s mostly for Rinku. I’m not surprised by what Rinku is doing. He joined KKR a few years ago. And every time he batted in practice games or in the nets, we saw the potential. He would hit those big shots.,” Russell was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

Rinku, in his eight T20I appearances, boasts a remarkable strike rate of 216.94, impressively scoring 128 runs. He’s had only four innings, recording scores of 38 (21), 37* (15), 22* (14), and 31* (9).

Last Updated on December 2, 2023

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