Rinku Singh, a prominent figure in Indian Premier League 2022 edition, have stated that his last 5 years were quite difficult when it comes to coping up with daily day lifestyle. He said while giving an interview that his father could not find to eat something for two to three days in a week due to no job and money since he was going through a knee injury.
A Humble Beginning
Rinku Singh is in Kolkata Knight Rider’s squad from 2018. Since the beginning with KKR, he could not portray his real class and sheer talent which results in being benched for most of the season in each edition since 2018. He could not play in the first half of the IPL due to his knee injury but in 2022 edition, he lived up to the expectations of the selectors.
While discussing it through the KKR official Facebook page, Rinku Singh thanked and acknowledged the efforts of KKR for retaining him for couple of editions despite his poor form. He also stated that he was going through a rough phase and KKR believed in him which lifted him up.
Rinku Singh’s Brief History
Rinku Singh is the only bread winner in his whole family and injuries are the most concerning part of his cricketing journey. He also mentioned that his team mates were worried when he was injured in Ranji Trophy while taking a double where he fell down and stayed out of cricket for six to seven months. After recovering, he joined KKR squad and from the start of his IPL 2022 journey, he amazed everyone in the cricketing world. In this edition of IPL, outstanding performance have been presented by Rinku. With the touch of heavy class and poise, he scored 174 runs in just seven matches while playing down the order with an average of 34 and a strike rate of 148.71.
Rinku’s Memorable Blast
Rinku Singh’s most memorable innings in this IPL edition of 2022 was against Lucknow Super Giants where he scored 40 runs from just 15 balls. He managed to score 40 runs in a losing affair and could not save his team from winning the match on 19th May, 2022. He proved his worth after smashing almost every bowler he faced in that short cameo of 15 deliveries which made this contest a nail biting one.
Rinku was seen crying after KKR loses the game with 2 runs and were eliminated from 2022 IPL’s edition. Last few overs provided top notch cricketing moments and netizens appreciated the efforts of Rinku Singh. Social media platforms were flooded with Rinku Singh’s appreciation posts and they lauded his efforts even though he could not win the game for KKR and got out with 2 balls to spare and three runs to win the game for his team. “So close, yet so far.”
Praised by the Legends
KKR’s official twitter account also posted his picture with giving him a tribute for splendid innings for his team and providing intense moments to cricketing community in a high scoring match. Even KKR’s coach, Brendon McCullum appreciated the player by passing positive comments regarding the cricket that such type of crickets are those crickets whom you do want to witness getting success and playing cricket for long time.