Rinku Singh: India call-up not far away for Rinku Singh, says Harbhajan Singh | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh heaped praise on Kolkata Knight Riders drummer on Thursday Rinku Singh. Harbhajan, who played 103 Tests, 236 ODIs and 28 T20Is for India, said an Indian call-up is not far off the mid-level explosive hitter.
“That Indian cap is not far from Rinku’s head. He’s such an inspiring player. He raced all the tough yards and worked really hard to get to where he is today. I owe him all the deserves to have that confidence in him. His journey is a life lesson and all young children should learn from him,” Harbhajan Singh said during a speech on Star Sports’ Cricket Live.


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Rinku has played 11 games in the IPL 2023 so far and has scored 337 runs at an average of 56.17. He hit with an astonishing strike rate of 151.12, including two half-centuries.
Kolkata Knight Riders, who are due to face Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens on Thursday, have 10 points from 11 games so far, winning five games. They still have two games in hand against Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants as they fight for a place in the Playoffs.


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Rinku played a vital role in the IPL 2023 and KKR hopes he will continue to shoot in the remaining matches as well. KKR must win the game against the Royals managed by Sanju Samson, who have lost four of their last five games. A loss to KKR will affect the Rajasthan Royals’ playoff prospects.
Former Indian cricketer Mohammed Kaif also praised Rinku for taking his game to the next level with his scintillating maturity in the tournament.

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“Rinku Singh has that maturity. His footwork is very good and he is also looking to rotate shots. Rinku knows how to convert his form into good shots and also knows when to change gears. He is also capable of hitting big shots . ” said Kaif.


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