Rinku Singh, the talented Indian cricketer, has finally earned his maiden call-up to represent India in the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Following an impressive performance with the bat in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rinku is now eager to make an impact while wearing Indian colors at the Asian Games.
In a recent interview, he expressed his admiration for his cricketing idol, Suresh Raina, and revealed the valuable guidance he has received from the former India and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) star. Rinku also acknowledged the support from former India spinner Harbhajan Singh.
Rinku Singh considers Suresh Raina his idol and regularly contacts him. Raina, known as the “IPL King,” provides input and advice to Rinku, greatly contributing to his career growth. Rinku also thanked Harbhajan Singh for his support and guidance throughout his journey. Such respected players’ acknowledgment motivates him to push himself further and strive for excellence.
“Suresh Raina has been my idol. I am regularly in touch with him. He is the IPL King and he keeps sharing his inputs with me. He has helped me a lot in my career. Harbhajan Singh has also helped me a lot in my career. I am grateful for their support and whenever such big players talk about you, it motivates you to push yourself more,” Rinku told RevSportz in an interview.
The IPL served as a breakthrough platform for Rinku Singh, where he scored an impressive 474 runs for his team, despite their disappointing campaign overall. He eagerly awaits his debut in the Asian Games, representing the Indian men’s senior team. It is noteworthy that India has not fielded a cricket team in the last two Asian Games, whereas other major cricketing nations like Pakistan and Sri Lanka have sent second-string sides for the respective events.
As Rinku prepares for his Asian Games debut, he aims to showcase his skills and contribute to the success of the Indian team. The opportunity to represent his country at such a prestigious event is a significant milestone in his career, and he is determined to make the most of it. With the guidance and inspiration provided by his idols, Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh, Rinku Singh is poised to make a mark in the cricketing world.
Team India (Senior Men) squad for Asian Games: Ruturaj Gaikwad (Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahul Tripathi, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Shivam Mavi, Shivam Dube and Prabhsimran Singh (wk)
Standby list of players: Yash Thakur, Sai Kishore, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, and Sai Sudarsan