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Rinku Singh Credits Memorable Sixes for Securing India Call-up for Asian Games

KKR Batter's Heroic in the IPL 2023 Season Propels Him to National Squad

Rinku Singh, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) star batter, recently shared his exhilarating journey from the Indian Premier League (IPL) to earning a coveted spot in the Indian team for the upcoming 2023 Asian Games. In a heartfelt video released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on social media, Rinku attributed his maiden call-up to a breathtaking innings that etched his name in cricketing history and catapulted him to instant stardom.

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During a high-stakes encounter against the Gujarat Titans (GT), Rinku Singh left a lasting impact on fans and critics alike. With KKR needing an imposing 29 runs from the last over, he displayed nerves of steel and unleashed an astonishing display of power-hitting. Rinku’s remarkable feat of five consecutive sixes in the final over led KKR to a sensational victory.

“I can say my life changed after those five sixes. Before that, people knew me, but not to this extent. After that performance, a lot of people recognize me now. It feels quite surreal,” Rinku Singh expressed with pride in the BCCI video.

The batsman’s family was overwhelmed with joy, as they had always dreamed of seeing him represent India. His remarkable IPL 2023 season, where he scored an impressive 474 runs in 14 matches for KKR at an astonishing average of 59.25, caught the attention of selectors. His consistent performances throughout the season earned him the title of the seventh-highest run-scorer in the tournament, eventually paving the way for his long-awaited international debut in the Asian Games.

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Though Rinku Singh faced challenges along the way, with his exclusion from the T20I squad for the West Indies tour sparking debates, his undeniable talent and unwavering determination have finally led him to a well-deserved spot in the Indian team for the prestigious multi-sport event.

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