Jaques Kallis and Rinku Singh
Jaques Kallis and Rinku Singh (Image Credits: Twitter)

South African cricket legend Jacques Kallis lauded young batter Rinku Singh for his composure and ability to adapt to various match situations. Jacques Kallis expressed that Rinku Singh is the ideal candidate for the No. 6 position for India in the T20 World Cup 2024.

Rinku Singh has made a significant impact for India, showcasing aggressive batting since his debut in August. He scored 180 runs in 10 games at an impressive strike rate of 187.50 and an average of 60. He added 105 runs in the recent Australia series with a strike rate of 175.

Rinku Singh Is A Class Act – Jaques Kallis

Speaking to Star Sports, Jaques Kallis said that Rinku Singh doesn’t bat in a single gear, highlighting his ability to finish games with both attacking and strategic shots. Kallis also emphasized Rinku’s contributions to the Indian team over the past few months.

“He’s a class act. You know, as we’ve seen over the last few months, what he’s done for India. Finishing games. It’s not just silly cricket. It’s a real good cricketing shots when it needs to be. He can attack when he needs to do that towards the back end of an innings,” Kallis said.

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The Ideal Batter To Be Batting At Number Six – Jaques Kallis

Jaques Kallis suggested that Rinku Singh is the ideal candidate to bat at number six, providing a formidable finish to the innings. Kallis emphasized the importance of giving Rinku a proper opportunity in this batting position.

“So you know the ideal batter to be batting at number six. Along with the rest, the team, that’s a formidable finishing to an innings. In case one doesn’t come off, you know, you’ve got a few others that can step up and do it. So for me, Rinku should be the number six and given a proper opportunity,” Kallis added.

The first T20I of the three-match series between India and South Africa was abandoned due to rain at Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday, December 10. The upcoming match is scheduled to take place at St. George’s Park in Gqeberha on Tuesday, December 12.

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Saikrishna Vaitla is an author at Cricketaddictor has been working since September 2022.