Indian batter Rinku Singh expressed confidence about his readiness for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which is set to be played in the West Indies and the United States in 2024. Rinku Singh highlighted that playing in the World Cup is a significant achievement for him.
Rinku Singh came into the spotlight following his impressive performances as a finisher for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. The batter scored 474 runs in 14 games with an impressive average of 59.25 and a strike rate of 149.53.
The Uttar Pradesh-born cricketer received his maiden call-up from the national team for the T20I series against Ireland in September. The southpaw scored 97 runs in three innings for India at an average of 97 and an outstanding strike rate of 194, with a best score of 38 runs.
I Don’t Think Much About The Future – Rinku Singh
In a conversation with the Times of India, Rinku Singh emphasized his commitment to giving his best if given the chance, stating that playing in the World Cup is a dream for every cricketer. Rinku highlighted that he is dedicated to working hard for that goal.
“Yes. I am ready. I don’t think much about the future. If I get the chance, I will surely grab it and do well. Be it any format or anywhere in the world, if I get the chance I will give my hundred percent,” Rinku told TOI.
“It will be a big big thing for me. I am the only male cricketer from Aligarh to play in IPL and India as well. This is a huge thing for me. Every cricketer’s dream is to play for India and represent the country in the World Cup. I am also living this dream. I don’t know how I will react when I see my name in the World Cup squad. But I will wait for that day. I am really working hard towards that goal,” he added.
Rinku Singh scored an unbeaten 22 off 14 balls and played a crucial role in India’s last-over victory against Australia. He demonstrated composure under pressure, hitting a six off a no-ball to secure the win. However, the six didn’t count, as Sean Abbott had overstepped.