Rinku Singh, a young, brilliant left-handed batter from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, has risen through the ranks despite facing various challenges along the way. He distinguished himself as a power hitter when he was under the age of 19. He displayed his bat skills in a Mumbai Indians-hosted camp in January 2018, hitting a 31-ball 95 with a fantastic strike rate of 306.45. Kings XI Punjab paid 10 lakhs for him in the 2017 auctions. He joined Kolkata Knight Riders the next year after being selected for 80 lakhs in the 2018 auctions.
In 2018, he made his IPL debut with the Kolkata Knight Riders. He only had a few chances, including four innings, and only scored 29 runs. Nonetheless, he failed to make an impression that year. He grew up in a poor family as the son of an LPG deliveryman and the brother of an auto-rickshaw driver. His and his family’s position has just recently improved as a result of their selection in the IPL auctions. KKR continually kept the destructive middle-order batter as an indication of their faith in him.
Greatest Six Hitters in the Death in IPL 2023
Rinku Singh, a power batter from Uttar Pradesh, is at the top of the list when it comes to smashing sixes in the death overs phase. With a Balls Per Sixes (BPS) score of 6,82, he outperforms the likes of Andre Russel, Heinrich Klaasen, Shimron Hetmayer, and Nicholas Pooran by hitting a six after every 6 to 7 balls. Andre Russel is second on the list with a BPS score of 6.83, while Heinrich Klaasen is third with a BPS value of 7.
Ayush Badoni (LSG) has a BPS value of 10.63, Ravindra Jadeja (CSK) has a BPS value of 11.88, and David Miller (GT) has a BPS value of 12.86. The fact that none of these players has had enough opportunities to make an impact during the death overs phase contributes to their low rankings in this category.
Rinku’s Favourite Pacers of the Season
Interestingly, the bowlers he targeted were all pacers, demonstrating his versatility against all types of pacers. The opponent captains most likely missed a trick by not bowling a spinner to the explosive left-hander on a regular basis. He drew everyone’s attention when he pulled off an incredible run chase for the Kolkata Knight Riders against the GT.
Chasing 31 runs in the last over, Rinku Singh went on a six-hitting frenzy, smacking Left Arm Pacer Yash Dayal for 5 straight sixes, scoring at a strike rate of 600 to pull his team home from an unlikely scenario.
Only Chennai Super Kings pacer Matheesha Pathirana has kept him quiet, scoring 23 runs at a strike rate of 109.52 against him. Harshal Patel is another pacer who has kept him in check, as Rinku has managed to score 27 at a strike rate of 168.75, which is still his second-lowest against a pacer this season.
He eventually repaid the trust placed in him by the Kolkata Knight Riders management in 2023 by delivering match-winning and excellent batting performances for them this season. He’s been the crisis manager, getting them out of jams on several occasions. After failing to deliver on his initial opportunities, he eventually turned things around this year, becoming the season’s find for KKR and a strong contender for the season’s developing player.