The BCCI main selectors have announced Team India for the South Africa tour. Team India has to go on a tour of South Africa in December where they will play T20, then ODI and then Test series. Team India’s squad for these three series has been announced. In this article, we will talk about the ODI squad whose captaincy was handed over to KL Rahul.
Rinku Singh’s name was included in Team India’s ODI squad for the first time. Rinku Singh’s consistent performance in the T20 format forced the selectors to include Rinku’s name in the ODI squad as well. In the ongoing T20 series against Australia, Rinku Singh has finished the innings very patiently and quickly and seen people comparing him with the world’s best finisher Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Now Rinku Singh also has the chance to tour South Africa where he will feature in an international ODI match for the first time. Rinku Singh worked hard for this. Until about a year ago, most people didn’t even know Rinku Singh, but now they not only know him, they also cheer for him. Rinku Singh lives in Aligarh, a small town in Uttar Pradesh. He spent his childhood in extreme poverty, as old photos of his family show.
Rinku started playing cricket on the streets of Aligarh and by begging people for money to play cricket, he improved his playing skills and reached a high level of cricket. Rinku Singh’s skills were noticed by IPL team KKR and they included Rinku in their team. Rinku has been in the KKR team for a few years now where coaches like Abhishek Nair are continuously teaching her the qualities of batting.
Until last year, Rinku was rarely seen on the field. He didn’t even get a chance to play many games. Earlier he came on the field only as a fielder and left the field after earning applause for his good fielding but for the first time in a game of IPL 2022 he received the Player of the Match award but apart from that he was able to in Don’t do anything special this season. That’s why he didn’t get much fame.
In IPL 2023 against Gujarat Titans, he not only led KKR to victory by hitting five sixes in the last 5 balls but also opened the doors of his closed fortune forever. After this match, Rinku Singh’s confidence grew so much that he played the role of a brilliant finisher in many matches consecutively. Due to the same performances, he was also selected for Team India’s T20 squad, and there too he impressed in every game, which is why the selectors had to give him a place in the ODI squad. Therefore, after playing in the streets of Aligarh, Rinku Singh is now ready to play ODI matches on the international soil of Johannesburg, the capital of South Africa.