Dublin, August 20, 2023 – In a captivating display of power hitting, Rinku Singh emerged as the shining star for India, propelling them to a triumphant victory against Ireland in the second T20 International of the series. Singh’s blistering knock of 38 off 21 balls not only earned him the Player of the Match award but also played a pivotal role in India’s commanding total of 185 runs. With this victory, India secured a 33-run win over Ireland, sealing the three-match series in their favor.
The match at Dublin’s cricket ground witnessed a scintillating performance by Rinku Singh, who demonstrated his prowess as a finisher. Despite a somewhat slow start, Singh’s explosive onslaught in the final two overs of the innings proved to be a game-changer. His aggressive approach propelled India’s innings forward, setting up a challenging target for the hosts.
Speaking during the post-match presentation ceremony, Rinku Singh expressed his elation at being named the Player of the Match and highlighted his eagerness to contribute with the bat. The young talent revealed that he had been eagerly waiting for an opportunity to showcase his skills on the field, especially after missing out on a chance in his India debut during the first T20I.
“Feeling very good. This is my second game, and I was very much eager to get batting. I tried to replicate what I did in IPL. Yes, I will listen to what my captain [Bumrah] says,” Rinku joyfully shared while speaking about his performance.
Translated by Jasprit Bumrah, Singh further emphasized the dedication and hard work he had invested over the past decade. He expressed his satisfaction at seeing his efforts pay off and his contributions making a significant impact on the team’s success.
“Feels very good. The hard work that I have done, have been working hard for 10 years. The hard work that I did gets paid off with such contributions. The first game I batted and could not get any happier,” Singh concluded.
India’s comprehensive team performance in the match was laudable, with batters like Sanju Samson, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Shivam Dube complementing Singh’s heroics. Additionally, the Indian bowling department, led by captain Jasprit Bumrah, displayed remarkable skill and discipline to defend the target. Bumrah, in particular, stood out with a wicket-maiden in the final over of the chase, finishing with impressive figures of 4-1-15-2 in his second game back after a hiatus.
As India celebrates their well-deserved series victory, Rinku Singh’s explosive batting exhibition remains a highlight, symbolizing the team’s depth and potential for future success. With this triumph, India’s T20 contingent showcases their prowess, making a resounding statement on the international stage.