‘In 43 years of my cricket career…’: Head coach Chandrakant Pandit doffs hat to Rinku Singh’s heroics | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Center-order batter Rinku Singh pulled off a heist together with his 5 sixes within the final over in opposition to Gujarat Titans on Sunday as Kolkata Knight Riders received a nail-biter in opposition to the defending champions in Ahmedabad.
Needs poured in from all quarters as Rinku grew to become a family title after his magical knock. Head coach Chandrakant Pandit too was in awe of his lad as he lauded Rinku’s particular effort.
“In 43 years of my cricket profession, being a coach, taking part in cricket, firstclass cricket and worldwide, I’ve beforehand seen two innings. One is Ravi Shastri scoring six sixes within the Ranji Trophy, and second was the final ball six from Javed Miandad in Dubai. And after that, I am seeing you (Rinku’s 5 sixes),” stated Pandit in a video posted by the franchise on their social media accounts on Monday.

KKR wanted 29 runs within the last over in opposition to Gujarat for an unlikely win in a chase of 205. After Umesh Yadav took a single off left-arm fast-bowler Yash Dayal, carnage adopted as Rinku smashed 5 successive sixes on the final 5 balls, remaining unbeaten on 48 not out and main an inconceivable heist for Kolkata which shall be talked for an extended, very long time within the cricketing world.


Rinku Singh and his love affair with the Kolkata Knight Riders

Pandit additionally hailed Umesh for his presence of thoughts and rotating strike on the very first ball of the final over to convey Rinku on the crease, aside from appreciating Venkatesh Iyer for smashing 83 off 40 balls and sharing a 100-run partnership off 55 balls with captain Nitish Rana.

“So, any individual has scored one run in that final over first ball (Umesh). And in addition we should additionally respect Nitish, Venkatesh,” he added.
Kolkata’s subsequent match in IPL 2023 shall be in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad on the Eden Gardens on April 14.
(With inputs from IANS)

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