“He has been consistently scoring buckets of runs for UP and broke his way into the Indian team,” Ashwin stated.
Rinku Singh was praised by Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who called him a “left-handed Dhoni” for his cool-headed batting in difficult circumstances. Ashwin explained that although Rinku can’t be directly compared to the great Dhoni, he has gained respect for his composed style at the wicket. Rinku proved he could finish games, and after an outstanding IPL 2023 season, he was selected for the Indian T20I team.
His most notable performance was in the third Twenty20 International match in Bengaluru against Afghanistan, when he hit an undefeated 69 off just 39 balls to save India from a dire 22 for 4. As part of an undefeated 190-run partnership for the fifth wicket with captain Rohit Sharma, the Uttar Pradesh batsman cemented his reputation as an international player.
He is what I would refer to as a left-handed Dhoni. He’s not quite up to level with Dhoni because of his size. However, I am referring about his ability to maintain composure. He made his way into the Indian squad by routinely scoring large amounts of runs for UP. He spent many years as a reserve for the KKR. On his YouTube channel, Ashwin stated, “People used to tell me that when he was at KKR, he collected all the balls that batters hit in throwdowns and gave them back to the bowler, even though he couldn’t bat during practice.”
Since then, he has worked really hard for UP, been a part of the team for a considerable amount of time, and demonstrated his availability to help the Indian team out of a difficult situation or to complete an innings. Whether the squad is chasing or batting first, they remain composed. “His poise in the latter part of the inning is a plus,” he continued.
Rinku Singh could emerge as a T20I maverick.
The 26-year-old made his T20I debut in August 2023 against Ireland in Dublin, and he has since established himself. The left-hander has been in excellent form, amassing 356 runs at an astounding average of 89 and a stunning strike rate of 176.23 in 11 innings. Two half-centuries, including a recent undefeated 69 against Afghanistan and a noteworthy 68 not out off 39 balls against South Africa in Gqeberha in December, go along with his impressive achievements.