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God’s plan baby! Rinku Singh’s dream realized as emotional hug with SRK caps KKR’s IPL Triumph

God’s plan baby! Rinku Singh’s dream realized as emotional hug with SRK caps KKR’s IPL Triumph

With pure elation etched on his face, Rinku embraced SRK in a moment that encapsulated the team's journey and the emotions of a dream realized.

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) emerged triumphant champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season, defeating the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by a dominant eight wickets in the final at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Night of pure joy for KKR

The victory was particularly sweet for KKR batsman Rinku Singh, who finally got his hands on the coveted IPL trophy after seven long years with the franchise.

Following the win, an emotional Rinku shared a heartwarming hug with KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan, famously known by his initials SRK.

SRK and Rinku Singh: Special moment

With pure elation etched on his face, Rinku embraced SRK in a moment that encapsulated the team’s journey and the emotions of a dream realized.

SRK, ever the motivator, was captured whispering, “God’s Plan Baby!” to Rinku – a phrase that resonated deeply with the batsman throughout the tournament.

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Rinku Singh: Long-awaited celebration

Earlier, Rinku Singh had expressed his overwhelming joy, stating, “Outstanding feeling right now. Dream has come true – I have been here for 7 years and we are so happy.” He acknowledged the guidance of coach Brendon McCullum (fondly called GG sir) and his immense satisfaction at finally lifting the trophy.

Clinical performance secures KKR Third Title

KKR’s bowlers were phenomenal throughout the match, restricting SRH to a meagre 113 runs – the lowest total ever recorded in an IPL final. Mitchell Starc, Andre Russell, and Harshit Rana spearheaded the bowling attack, dismantling SRH’s batting line-up.

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Chasing IPL glory with Ease

Set a paltry target of 114, KKR chased it down with utmost ease, winning by eight wickets with 57 balls remaining. Venkatesh Iyer remained unbeaten on a brilliant 52 off just 26 balls, ensuring a resounding victory for the Knight Riders.

Night to remember for KKR

The win marked KKR’s third IPL title, etching their name in the history books. Rinku Singh’s emotional embrace with SRK perfectly encapsulated the team’s spirit, perseverance, and ultimate triumph in the 2024 IPL season.

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