Kolkata Knight Rider’s Rinku Singh had a breakout season in the Indian Premier League this season. The left-hander top-scored for the team by amassing 474 runs in 14 games at an average of 59.25. Now after having an excellent IPL season, the KKR batter will be rewarded by getting a place in the Team India squad for the T20Is in West Indies.
Rinku, who was Kolkata’s sole shining star during the IPL played many memorable innings. His innings against Gujarat Titans will be forever etched in every cricket fan’s memory. With 30 required off the final over, Rinku Singh smashed five consecutive sixes off Yash Dayal’s bowling to win an impossible match for his team.
The magical innings played by Rinku Singh made even Shah Rukh Khan a fan of the left-hander. The KKR co-owner lavished huge praise on the 25-year-old who he feels is a Team India material. Yesterday during an #AskSRK session on Twitter, when a fan asked him to share one word for Rinku Singh, the superstar replied “Rinku is Baaapppp!! Not bacha a!!”
Rinku is Baaapppp!! Not bacha a!! https://t.co/kyyKr4dJhy
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) June 25, 2023
Additionally, Umesh Yadav is out of the West Indies series as the speedster is suffering from a hamstring injury. The Vidharbha pacer is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. Also, Mohammad Shami who is rested from the Test and ODIs against West Indies, is likely to be rested for the T20Is too.