New Delhi. IPL-2023 is now in the final stages. The title match between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings will be played today (May 29) at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Due to heavy rains in Ahmedabad, the final match could not be played on the scheduled day i.e. May 28 and was called off. Reserve day has to be shifted. Although in this season of IPL, the performance of many young players including Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rinku Singh and Noor Ahmed dazzled, but Rinku Singh remained the most talked about.
Became a star by hitting sixes in the last over of 5 balls
There were valid reasons for this as well. In the match against defending champions Gujarat Titans, fans will remember the way Rinku won Kolkata Knight Riders by hitting sixes in five consecutive balls in the last over. In the match, he made KKR’s victory possible by scoring an unbeaten 48 runs (strike rate 228.57) off 21 balls with the help of one four and six sixes. Even in the crucial match against Lucknow Super Giants, Rinku came close to making ‘unhoni ko honi’ happen. KKR needed 21 runs in the last over and 7 wickets had fallen. He had brought the team close to victory by hitting two sixes and a four in this over. Unfortunately, KKR could only score 19 runs in the over and lost the match by one run. Rinku scored an unbeaten 67 runs (6 fours, 4 sixes) in 33 balls in the match.
Father does cylinder delivery work
Both these innings have given tremendous height to the popularity of ‘Desi Chhore’ Rinku, who came from a normal background. Rinku’s father works for cylinder supply in Aligarh city of UP. Rinku himself has done work like sweeping and mopping in the midst of economic crisis. However, Rinku has now become a well-known name in the cricket world. Despite getting ‘Star Fame’, Rinku has not given up humility. A video is viral on social media in which players and small children are touching their feet after their spectacular performance in IPL-2023 and the shy Rinku is urging them not to do so. He is saying – don’t touch the feet brother… are you not understanding?
Rinku Singh reached home after IPL. Fans reaction. Eagerly waiting to see Rinku Singh on Indian jersey. A great middle order batsman.#rinku #IPL #BCCI #ICC #WTCFinal #WTCFinal2023 pic.twitter.com/YUMGusqiSK
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Tags: IPL 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 29, 2023, 13:27 IST