Rinku Singh knows when to pull the trigger: Ruturaj Gaikwad 

21 August, 2023

Dublin’s Malahide Cricket Club Ground witnessed a masterful performance by Team India as they secured an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series against Ireland. The hosts, led by skipper Paul Stirling, elected to bowl first, and their bowlers initially had the upper hand, claiming two crucial wickets in the early stages while maintaining control over the scoring rate.

However, it was Ruturaj Gaikwad (58 off 43) and Sanju Samson (40 off 26) who laid the groundwork for India, orchestrating a formidable 71-run partnership. Their partnership set the stage for power-hitters like Rinku Singh and Shivam Dube. Follow your favourite cricket team with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.

In his debut innings, Rinku Singh showcased his versatility, taking some time to get accustomed to the conditions before unleashing his explosive batting prowess in the death overs. His dazzling performance saw him amass 38 runs off just 21 balls, including two fours and three sixes. What stood out was Rinku’s maturity as he didn’t rush into aggressive strokes. Instead, he bided his time, scoring 15 off his initial 15 balls, before launching an assault in an over bowled by Barry McCarthy. His final 23 runs off five deliveries left a significant impact before Mark Adair dismissed him. Rinku’s blitzkrieg enabled India to set a challenging target of 186 runs for the hosts.

Ruturaj Gaikwad, the vice-captain of the Indian team, lauded Rinku Singh’s performance, highlighting his ability to gauge the right moment to accelerate his innings. Gaikwad also offered valuable advice to budding finishers, emphasizing the importance of taking time to assess conditions before launching an attack.

“Rinku has already become everyone’s favorite after this year’s IPL. He showed a lot of maturity while batting this year in the IPL. One of the standout things about Rinku is that he doesn’t attack from ball one. He always gives himself time. Whatever the situation is, he always assesses the condition, and then he goes on the attack mode,” Ruturaj Gaikwad stated during the post-match press conference.

“So, I think this is a good thing to learn for all the upcoming players or people who want to be a finisher. It’s always important that you take some time, and then you can always cover up later. So, this year he has learned this skill well. He knows when to pull the trigger. He pulls the trigger at the right time. It was an important innings for him, as it was his debut. And I feel, this will help him a lot.”

With this resounding victory, India has firmly taken control of the series, and all eyes are now on the third and final T20I, scheduled to be played at the same venue on Wednesday, August 23. Get free cricket betting tips from Nextbet Sports.