Started from the bottom, now we're here feat Rinku Singh
Rinku Singh- The Heart of Kolkata
Have you ever waited for 5 long years to get your chance? Have you ever not felt a strong urge to renounce the noises, taunts and catcalls that the world has thrown constantly at you?
Have you not been demotivated by the incessant failure that spanned for a long time? Have you not felt rebuffed time and time again. Did that make you give up?
Today, we are going to talk about a guy who certainly didn’t bow down to any challenges thrown at him but indeed fought them like a champion. This story is about someone who refused to give up despite life squeezing him in the worst possible ways, making it a nightmare for 5 freaking years that would scare him, put him in the grill and most importantly leave him gaping for an opportunity. We are talking about none other than Rinku Singh.
The man who never seemed prepared for T20 cricket, the man who would rarely contribute to the winning cause of his team, the man who would always throw his wicket away trying to play that leg flick, a shot that was glamorised by Aussie great Adam Gilchrist for southpaws.
Rinku Singh, would hardly make a clean connection with the deliveries pitched short and his short stature made it even more difficult for him to get on top of the bounce and execute a well timed pull or hook shot, a shot which is his personal favourite. You won’t see many Tendulkars and Dhonis walking up to Singh and pointing out his mistakes.
You know what is the recurrent essence in Rinku’s story? Actually there are three things that would keep on recurring. First is belief, second is diligence and the third and final thing is his will to fight. If you possess any of the three qualities, you can overcome any problem in your life no matter what the situation is. How unfair life may be, how long the struggle may be, you will be there at the top someday.
Singh was bought by the Kolkata franchise in 2018 and has been with them ever since. In the 5 years span, Rinku has played just 17 games, 7 of which came in the ongoing season. This season Singh has scored 174 runs in 7 innings at a healthy strike rate of 148.72. The 24 year old earned his first man of the match against Rajasthan this season. He played a sensible knock to seal the game for his side. From there on, there has been no stopping the pocket dynamite. Last night he almost pulled off a miraculous win for his side. He scored a quickfire 42 off 15 balls to keep Kolkata’s qualification hopes alive. However, 211 runs eventually proved too many for the men in purple and they lost the game by the barest of margins. Needing 21 off the final over, Rinku smacked one four and two sixes to put the pressure back on the experienced Marcus Stoinis. The all rounder however fought back well and survived a Rinku scare.
The premier ball striker is one for generations. He is a talented batsman who has a bright future ahead of him. Apart from his prowess as a power hitter, the youngster is an excellent fielder. On days when Singh was not included in the playing XI for Kolkata, he played as a substitute fielder. He is nimble on his feet, agile and a safe catcher of the cricket ball. After a long 5 year wait, Rinku has finally arrived on the scene.
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