“When the last over is going on”- Rinku Singh reveals MS Dhoni’s advice to him as a finisher

Rinku Singh made 476 runs in 14 games for KKR in IPL 2023.

Rinku Singh made 476 runs in 14 games for KKR in IPL 2023 | KKR TwitterKolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batter Rinku Singh revealed million-dollar advice he got from MS Dhoni during the IPL 2023 tournament. It was the tournament that will be remembered for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) winning their fifth IPL title and Rinku Singh hitting five sixes in 5 balls amongst other highlights.

Though KKR finished their IPL 2023 at the 7th spot with 12 points, for Rinku Singh, it was truly a breakout season for him. Rinku jumped to greater heights as he notched 476 runs in 14 games at a staggering average of 59.25 and that too at an impressive strike rate of 149.53.

The Uttar Pradesh batter on many occasions revealed that he was taking advice from the likes of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, and others, soaking all the knowledge he was getting from those who were more experienced than him.

Rinku has now revealed what advice MS Dhoni, considered to be the best finisher the world has seen, gave to him when it came to death overs.

IPL 2023: “Don't think much, just wait for the ball," Rinku Singh opens up on MS Dhoni’s million-dollar advice to him

Mahi bhai is the best finisher so I was asking him what the other ways to finish the game he told me, I was watching your batting, you batted well, he told me when the last over is going on, try to hit straight, let the bowler do what he wants to," Rinku told Sports Hour in an interview.  

Rinku Singh has been touted as a possible inclusion in the Indian team soon, but previously in an interview, he had said that he is just hoping to give his best, and if it’s his fate, he will play for Team India very soon.

I never thought before that I’ll hit those five sixes and never have I thought about getting selected for the Indian team. I just have a normal routine which I follow every day. Go to the gym, and train harder. Agar kismat mein hoga to India khel jayenge (If it is in my destiny, I will play for India)," said Rinku Singh to News18.


By Jatin Sharma - 04 Jun, 2023

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