Even though Kolkata’s team had to face defeat against Lucknow, Kolkata batsman Rinku Singh won everyone’s heart in this match. Rinku scored 40 runs in 15 balls and took his team very close to victory, but Lewis took a brilliant catch and sent him to the pavilion. After this win, the team Lucknow had officially qualified for Playoffs.
Rinku Singh has been the find of the season for Kolkata this year. He played a match-winning inning of 42 runs against Rajasthan this season. Apart from this, he has proved his usefulness in many matches. Although, till now he did not get consecutive chances in any season, after the way he has performed this season, he is sure to get more chances in the next season.
My father didn’t eat for 2-3 days: Rinku Singh
Rinku, the sole breadwinner of the family, said his father didn’t eat for a couple of days after knowing about the injury which sidelined the cricketer for several months.
In a video released by Kolkata Knight Riders, Rinku talked about what he went through after sustaining injury in a match in Vijay Hazare Trophy.
“I trained hard the way my body language is. The team never thought I was down. Last year was quite tough for me as I got a knee injury during the Vijay Hazare Trophy while running a double. The moment I fell, I thought of the IPL. They told me I needed an operation and would require 6-7 months to recover,”Rinku on his injury.
“I wasn’t happy staying away from cricket for so long. My father didn’t eat for 2-3 days. I told him it was just an injury and it’s part of cricket. I’m the sole breadwinner of my life and when such things happen, it is bound to be worrisome. I was a bit sad, but I knew I would recover quickly as I had a lot of self-belief,”Rinku further added.
Rinku scored 174 runs from seven matches at an average of 34.80 and a strike rate of 148.71. He put up a brilliant show on display against the Lucknow Super Giants in the recently concluded game as he turned the game into a close encounter by smashing a 15-ball 40 runs, but unfortunately ended up on the losing side.
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