I’m not thinking about selection in the Indian team, says Rinku Singh

Written by Shreyas Vyas

Rinku Singh has certainly had a memorable season in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year. Despite his impressive batting performances, he has mentioned that he is not currently focused on being selected for the national team. Rinku’s journey in the IPL has seen significant improvement this year.

In the first four years of his IPL career, he scored 251 runs but did not manage to achieve a half-century. However, in the current season, playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders, the 25-year-old has already accumulated 474 runs, including four half-centuries.

His batting heroics have certainly made an impact in the league and have contributed to his team’s success. While his performances may catch the attention of national selectors, Rinku Singh remains focused on his current role and is not actively contemplating national team selection at this time.

Rinku has undoubtedly showcased his power-hitting abilities and ability to deliver under pressure in the IPL. He gained significant attention last month when he hit five sixes in an over to chase down a challenging target set by the Gujarat Titans, with his team needing 29 runs for victory.

These performances highlight Rinku’s ability to thrive in high-pressure situations and make a significant impact for his team. His power-hitting skills and ability to score quick runs have made him a valuable asset for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.

“It feels really good when you have this kind of season but I’m not thinking about selection for the Indian team. I will go home, stick to my routine and continue to practice,” the uncapped Rinku told reporters.

“The name and fame will be there, but I’ll just stick to my work… My family members are very happy. A lot of things have worked well.

“After I hit those five sixes I started getting a lot of respect from the people and now a lot of people recognise me. So it feels good.”

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