The international player from India smashed a six over long-off on the second ball, followed by another six in deep midwicket. Then, he sealed the game for his team with yet another six over long-off. Before this, both teams were tied at 181 runs in the 20-over duration. During that innings, Rinku struggled, managing only 15 runs off 22 balls. However, his team sent him to bat in the Super Over, and he repaid their faith with a brilliant innings.
Another commented, “The first ball was a good one, repeating it was an unbelievable shot that tells you this guy has exceptional abilities and techniques. A skilled hitter.”
Another fan said, “He’s still a player like Rohit, a selector, waiting for BCCI’s ‘A’ call as if he’s the only player in India.”
This innings reminds fans of Rinku’s five consecutive sixes for the Kolkata Knight Riders against the Gujarat Titans in IPL 2023, where he destroyed Yash Dayal in the final over. KKR needed 29 runs at the start of the over, and he hit five consecutive sixes off the last five balls. That knock propelled him to stardom. During IPL 2023, he played 14 matches, averaging 59.25 with a strike rate of 149.53, scoring 474 runs. He also recorded a high score of 67. He displayed his prowess in run chases, making 305 runs with an average of 152.50 and a strike rate of 174.28.
Rinku recently made his debut for India in the T20I format and will be part of the upcoming Asian Games. He made his T20I debut against Ireland on August 18, 2023, and played a crucial role in the second T20I, scoring 38 runs.