New Delhi. Team India is ready for the Asian Games. Cricket has made it to the Games for the third time, while the Indian cricket team is entering it for the first time. In such a situation, the team under the leadership of captain Ruturaj Gaikwad will want to win a medal in the games to be held in China. Due to the ranking, the Indian team will directly enter the quarter finals. A total of 14 teams are participating in these games. The cricket matches in the Asian Games will be played from September 27 to October 7. Ahead of the Games, Rinku Singh spoke highly of the team’s performance. Rinku, who plays for IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, said that India and Pakistan will meet in the final and we can win the gold medal.
Speaking to Times of India, 25-year-old Rinku Singh said, “I hope that India and Pakistan will make it to the finals of the Asian Games.” We have strong and talented players. Apart from this, the talented Ruturaj Gaekwad is the captain. I am looking forward to playing under Ruturaj. He said that I am confident that the Indian team will be successful in winning the gold medal. I’m already excited about this.
Scored runs with a strike of 181 on the tour of Ireland
Rinku Singh recently made his international debut in the T20 series against Ireland. He scored runs at a strike rate of 181 in the series. He also won the player of the match award in one match. The Indian team also won the series 2-0. One match was canceled due to rain. Rinku said that the 5 sixes hit in IPL 2023 were important for my career. Everything changed after this, but hitting 5 sixes in 5 balls is not easy. Today I have a new house. Where I live with my family. It is known that Rinku comes from a very poor family. Recently, he went to watch Shah Rukh Khan’s film Jaawan and also shared his picture on social media. After his brilliant innings in the IPL, KKR owner Shah Rukh Khan called to congratulate him.
Has hit 83 sixes in T20
Rinku Singh’s T20 record is superb. So far he has scored 1806 runs in 82 innings. The strike rate is 142. Hit 141 fours and 83 sixes. He has also scored 10 half-centuries. Rinku has also excelled in List-A cricket and First Class. Rinku has scored 3007 runs at an average of 58 in 42 first class matches. He has scored 7 centuries and 19 fifties. His unbeaten 163 is his best performance. Here too his strike rate is over 71, which is very good.
Rinku has scored 1844 runs at an average of 50 in 50 innings of List-A cricket. Has scored one century and 17 fifties. After the Asian Games, IPL 2024 could also prove to be a turning point for young players like Rinku. The T20 World Cup will be jointly played in West Indies and America in June 2024. The Indian team has not even won the T20 World Cup title since 2007.
First published: September 18, 2023, 16:38 IST