Aakash Chopra lauds Rinku Singh's knock in the 2nd IND vs. SA T20I.

Aakash Chopra has praised Rinku Singh for scoring an amazing half-century in the second T20I between India and South Africa and urged the Indian think tank to stick with him for next year's T20 World Cup.

Rinku smashed an unbeaten 68 off 39 deliveries as the Men in Blue posted 180 runs at the loss of 7 wickets in 19.3 overs in a rain-truncated game in Gqeberha on Tuesday. The Proteas eventually won the game by five wickets via the DLS method to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Reviewing the game in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra opined that Rinku should be in India's T20 World Cup squad. He said, "Keep investing in Rinku Singh. He is now a part of the ODI squad as well. Whoever comes or goes, please stay with Rinku for the World Cup. Take him carefully along with you because he has scored runs whenever and wherever he has played."

The former India opener praised the southpaw for once again bailing the side out of trouble. He elaborated, saying that "Rinku Singh deserves praise. He struck his first T20I half-century. India was once again struggling slightly when he came to bat. To be fair, it has happened twice or three times in the last series that he got to bat around the eighth to eleventh overs, and it happened this time as well."



Dec 13, 2023 4:09 AM