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IPL 2022: Fans Went Berserk After Rinku Singh’s Brilliant Knock Against LSG

Rinku Singh Played A Stunning Knock And Fans Went Berserk: Chasing a mammoth target of 211, KKR have been kept alive courtesy of Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana and Sam Billings’ knocks. Now they needed their lower order to scale down 67 runs from 24 balls to keep their playoffs hopes alive.

Andre Russell has been in great touch this season and the stage was set for him. However, the big West Indian not only couldn’t connect some of his balls but got out for a measly 5 runs from 11 balls! And that seemed to be it for KKR – in the game and in the season.

A six from Sunil Narine was not celebrated really by KKR fans as for them a loss was inevitable. Until Rinku Singh, and Narine turned it around – so miraculously that with two balls remaining in the last over KKR were in the driver’s seat.

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53 needed off 17 balls.

Not the Russell muscle – but the Rinku muscle that KKR fans and the DY Patil crowd rallied behind today. Avesh Khan, a hit the deck bowler, slapped over fine leg for a six by Rinku followed by one over mid-off by Narine.

38 off 12. Still LSG’s game.

Holder, who has got his new acclaim as a much-improved death bowler recently, tonked over long-on by Narine for a maximum. A ball later, Rinku gave the charge down the pitch and smoked Holder over cow corner.

21 needed off 6 balls. Still LSG’s game, most would consider.

Earlier this season, Rinku showed his hitting prowess and calmness in a successful run chase vs RR scoring 42* off 23 balls completing the chase with 5 balls to spare. Here, Rinku knew this game will go down the last couple of balls if KKR have to pull it off; if he had to pull if off for KKR.

First ball, he carves Marcus Stoinis through covers for a boundary. This was followed by two sixes – one on the leg side and another down the ground – that finally made fans feel that KKR have got this; or now should get this after Rinku took a couple and brought down the equation to 3 off 2 balls – or now should at least take it to the Super Over.

However, the heartbreak came when Rinku, batting on 40* from 14, eventually mistimed one and it needed a spectacular one-handed catch from Evin Lewis to end this stunning assault from the Rinku Singh, who got a standing ovation from the crowd and his teammates. Stoinis then kept his cool to deliver a perfect yorker to Umesh, who missed it and knock KKR out of the playoff game.

In one of the most memorable games of the IPL 2022, Rinku Singh has left an impression which was hailed on Twitter.

Here are some of the best reactions to the fiery knock of Rinku Singh:

 

Also Read: IPL 2022: 10 Best Tweets On Quinton de Kock’s Blazing Hundred Vs KKR

Jatin Khandelwal

Hi, I am Jatin Khandelwal. Cricket writing came accidentally for me with an undergrad engineering degree. With opportunities first as a freelancer and then full-time, and experience with time, I have grown in the role. The Cricket Lounge is a place where I can thrive with the best of my abilities.

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