In a thrilling match of this IPL2023, between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Gujarat Giants (GT), KKR's Rinku Singh smashed five sixes in a row in the last over to help his team secure a remarkable victory. KKR needed 29 runs to win in the last over, and Rinku did the unthinkable, hitting five sixes off the bowling of GT's Yash Dayal.
This incredible feat of hitting five sixes in a row while chasing a huge total is something that's only been achieved a few times in cricket history. Carlos Brathwaite did it for the West Indies in the T20 World Cup 2016 final, and Rahul Tewatiya replicated the feat for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020.
What makes Rinku's story even more remarkable is that he was on the brink of giving up cricket before being picked up by KKR. With this stunning performance, he has proven his mettle and shown that he has what it takes to succeed at the highest level. This feat has quickly made headlines and is being hailed as one of the most remarkable displays of hitting in the history of the game. It's yet another example of the incredible excitement and drama that the game of cricket can provide.
Who is the new "hit master" Rinku Singh?
In a heartwarming story of perseverance and hard work, Rinku Singh, a 20-year-old cricketer from Uttar Pradesh, India, has made his mark in the Indian Premier League (IPL) despite coming from a modest background. Rinku's father works as a home delivery person for LPG cylinders, and his older brother is an auto-rickshaw driver. Despite facing academic struggles and failing ninth grade, Rinku's passion for cricket never wavered, and he relentlessly pursued it.
Rinku faced numerous obstacles along the way, including a family burdened with debt. He even considered giving up his dream and worked as a domestic helper to help make ends meet. However, Rinku refused to give up and continued to work hard. His talent as an aggressive batsman caught the attention of cricket scouts, and he was chosen to represent Uttar Pradesh's under-16 team in 2013 and later the under-19 squad.
In 2018, Rinku's hard work paid off when both the Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders sought after him in the IPL auction. Kolkata Knight Riders won the bidding war, and Rinku was signed for a whopping Rs. 80 lakh. Upon hearing the news, Rinku was overjoyed and expressed his gratitude for being able to contribute to his family's financial needs.
Rinku's inspiring story of overcoming adversity and achieving success in the face of hardship serves as a testament to the power of hard work and determination.