Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Team India’s promising batsman Rinku Singh has impressed one and all with his brilliant performance as a finisher. He is in excellent form during the ongoing T20I series against Australia. He has also proved his mettle as a finisher for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Former India speedster Ashish Nehra was all praise for Rinku for his immense talent and brilliant performance.

As per Nehra, Rinku is a major asset for the Indian cricket team. He further said that although he is restricted to T20I cricket right now, a consistent showing may find the explosive left-handed batter a place in the team for ODI cricket as well.

“This is not the first time Rinku has done it. We all have been discussing his role, his power. Not just about his batting, even with the way he throws himself on the field, it shows he is a great team man. He will be a great asset to Indian cricket. Yes, we are talking only about T20 cricket, but who knows tomorrow he can also be playing ODI cricket,” said Nehra during an interview.

“I am not a big fan of the word ‘finisher’. Your opener can be a finisher, if he scores a hundred, he can finish the game and come back. At times, it can be harsh. Let me give you an example, if the same Rinku Singh doesn’t finish the game once or twice. Coming back to Rinku Singh, he is someone who can even play up the order, I can see him playing in 50-over cricket going forward. He can bat at No. 4, No. 5 or No. 6,” said the former speedster.