Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore : In the ninth match of Indian Premier League (IPL 2023 Match 9), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). KKR beat RCB to open their account in the points table. Chasing 205 runs, Royal Challengers Bangalore were all out for just 123 runs. Bowlers Sunil Narayan, Varun Chakraborty and Suyesh Sharma broke the back of the RCB batsmen. Shardul Thakur’s scintillating half-century saw KKR score 204 for seven in 20 overs in the first innings. Another Kolkata player played a strong knock and helped anchor KKR’s win. This player is Rinku Singh. Rinku Singh played a brilliant knock of 46 runs.

Powerful batting by Rinku Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders once again saw Rinku Singh’s brilliant batting. Uttar Pradesh’s Rinku played a smart innings at a difficult time in the match. When given the chance, he also bowled international bowlers like Mohammad Siraj and Harshal Patel.

Rinku and Shardul saved KKR’s batting

KKR team came out to bat first at their home ground. Rahmanullah Gurbaz was adding runs at one end. But, wickets were falling at the other end. Andre Russell’s wicket fell on 89 runs in the 12th over. After this, it seemed that KKR would not be able to reach even 150 runs. After losing five wickets, Rinku Singh combined with Shardul Thakur to revive Kolkata’s batting.

Rinku Singh’s good support to Shardul Thakur

After this, Shardul Thakur assumed an aggressive form and rained runs. Rinku provided good support to Shardul Thakur who was hitting fours and sixes all over the ground. Rinku scored 46 runs off 33 balls. He hit three sixes and two fours during this innings. Rinku Singh was dismissed in the last over in the run-chase and missed his half-century by just four runs.

Rinku Singh failed in ninth

The journey to IPL was not easy for Rinku Singh . His father used to deliver gas cylinders and his brother used to drive auto rickshaws. He has five siblings. Rinku was not good at studies and once failed in ninth grade.

Beat your father because your father played cricket

Rinku said that he was beaten by his father for playing cricket. Initially, Rinku’s father was against his playing cricket. So he used to beat Rinku when he played cricket. But, when he won a bike to play cricket, his father supported him to play cricket. Later on the same bike his father started going for cylinder delivery.

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