Rinku Singh’s massive six broke the media box’s glass screen, which Steyn said might have some repercussions. Rinku Singh’s legend continues to grow. The middle-order batsman from India put on another outstanding display against South Africa in the second Twenty20 International, smashing an undefeated 68 off 39 balls. After making his debut back in August, Rinku has scored 46, 31*, 22*, 37*, and 38*. This was his first T20I fifty.
However, on Tuesday night, the left-handed batter proved to everyone that he is more than just an explosive option in death overs. Rinku’s assets and six-hitting ability have already earned him the title of being India’s next great finisher. Stepping out to bat following Tilak Verma’s wicket fall in the sixth over. After Rinku launched a clean drive for four with the first ball itself, Suryakumar Yadav calmed down and found his range. Before showing his mettle in the eleventh over with back-to-back boundaries off Macro Jansen, Rinku remained silent for the next four overs.
Rinku sparked beast mode three overs later. Rinku reached his fifty off thirty balls with three fours off Andile Phehlukwayo’s 13th over and another three off Lizaad William.
As there were only two overs remaining, Rinku lost control and changed tactics once more to play out the remaining four overs without a boundary. Aiden Markram hit back-to-back sixes to lead India to 180 and Rinku also shattered the glass panel of the media box at St. George’s Park(Gqebera). The first six were classic Rinku, with the ball sailing over a cow corner with the bat swinging freely. But the second blow was much straighter, giving the glass a large crack.
The Indian innings ended at 180/7 due to rain, so it turned out to be Rinku’s final scoring opportunity. The commentator said,” Look at this six, but it turned out to be expensive,” as play was stopped. In the media box, it clenched a glass. We have a photo of it. That is what it has led to, and someone in Gqeberah’s eastern bay won’t be too happy about Rinku Singh smashing one of their windows, said South Africa’s legend Dale Steyn.
“Fantastic shot”. Obtaining the off-snipers can be a challenging task. There was an opening for Aiden Markram. After taking a wicket, he might have thought, “Let me slip in a quick over or squeeze another one here, “but Rinku had other ideas. I was able to reach the delivery pitch, descend the wicket, and break a window all at once. Still, that was a really good shot. Though Rinku’s efforts were in vain as South Africa quickly overcame their revised target of 152 in 15 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the series, Rinku continued to be India’s most important takeaway point.
Steyn was so impressed by Rinku’s temperamental knock that he readily acknowledged seeing similarities between the India youngsters’ mature batting and the qualities of a legendary South African player and his old teammate.
I liked his approach to things. I particularly enjoyed his early boundary-scoring and subsequent “I will take a single” declaration at the beginning of his innings. Later on, he would score none or ten runs off the first three balls of an over, which is sufficient at St. George’s Park.