In the second Twenty20 International of the five-match series on Sunday, Rinku Singh, a rookie, outscored Suryakumar Yadav while using fewer balls than the India skipper. He batted at a strike rate of 344.44 against Australia. Rinku has been determined to live up to his finisher role in international cricket since he made his debut in the highly anticipated Twenty20 International Series between Australia and India with a scorching performance.
Although his last-ball six wasn’t credited in the exciting victory over Australia, Rinku, playing in his sixth international match for India at Visakhapatnam, ended things off in style, much like MS Dhoni. India was able to finish a record chase against the recently crowned world champions because to his 14-ball 22. The hero of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) then responded with a fiery 31 off 9 balls as Suryakumar’s India dominated another high-scoring match at Thiruvananthapuram, winning by 44 runs.
During the post-match presentation, India T20I captain Suryakumar discussed the power-hitter’s quick ascension and revealed that the young player reminds him of someone who is frequently praised for being the best finisher in limited-overs cricket. Yes, when Suryakumar praised Rinku for his pivotal cameo against the Men from Down Under, he was referring to the great cricketer, Virat Kohli.
Rinku Singh brought up Dhoni to Suryakumar:
“When Rinku batted in the last game, I thought he had phenomenal poise. It made me think of someone. Suryakumar, who struck 19 from 10 balls in India’s emphatic victory on Sunday, remarked, “Everyone knows the answer.” Rinku has amassed 128 runs in 4 T20I innings with 12 fours and 9 sixes. The 26-year-old powerful batsman has a remarkable strike rate of 216.94 and has not lost to anyone for India in his past three innings.
Rinku Singh in a league of his own
Rinku Singh has the highest strike rate (216.94) among Indian stars batting from in the shortest format since the 2022 World Cup, from No. 5 to No. 7. He has eclipsed players such as Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Tilak Varma, Axar Patel, and Sanju Samson. I frequently bat in this number. I am therefore at ease with this position. I am aware that I may receive two overs or five to six overs to bat at times. I practice just that way—as if I’m in the final five at bat. Rinku said, “I’ve also been told to train in the nets by VVS Sir.”