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Rinku Singh reveals that he is carrying injury, says: ‘That’s why am not able to field’

Rinku Singh reveals that he is carrying injury, says: ‘That’s why am not able to field’

While the injury might be a setback, the focus for both Rinku Singh and the KKR management remains on ensuring a complete recovery. This will allow him to return to the field at his full potential and contribute significantly to the team's performance.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batter Rinku Singh has shed light on the reason behind his limited fielding appearances in recent matches, despite being known for his fielding prowess.

Injury limits Rinku Singh fielding

During IPL 2024 match vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Tuesday, KKR fielding coach Ryan ten Doeschate confirmed that Rinku Singh has been carrying a side injury. This explains his exclusion from fielding duties in the last couple of games. The team management is prioritizing Rinku’s recovery and will only reintroduce him to fielding when he’s fully fit.

“Rinku Singh is carrying a slight side injury. He is not fully fit and we want to give him some rest, once he is fully recovered, he will back on the ground as fielder,” said Ryan ten Doeschate at the Eden Gardens.

Rinku Singh Confirms Niggle

Rinku Singh himself corroborated this information after the defeat vs Rajasthan Royals, stating, “I had a bit of niggle so I wasn’t able to field. The next match on 21, I will do proper fielding.” He expects to be ready for a full fielding role in the next match on April 21st.

Focus on Recovery

While the injury might be a setback, the focus for both Rinku Singh and the KKR management remains on ensuring a complete recovery. This will allow him to return to the field at his full potential and contribute significantly to the team’s performance.

KKR vs RR: IPL 2024 Recap

In a Indian Premier League (IPL) showdown for the ages, Rajasthan Royals (RR) scripted history by chasing down a colossal target of 224 runs against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The match witnessed a breathtaking display of cricketing prowess at the iconic Eden Gardens, with Sunil Narine’s maiden IPL century and Jos Buttler’s heroics steering RR to an unforgettable victory.

Sunil Narine century sets stage

KKR’s innings kicked off with a bang as Sunil Narine’s explosive century, his first in the IPL, set the stage on fire. Despite a shaky start, Narine’s blitzkrieg propelled KKR to a formidable total of 223 runs, laying the foundation for an exhilarating contest.

Jos Buttler-powered RR Chase

Facing a daunting target, RR found themselves in troubled waters early on. However, Jos Buttler’s sensational century, his second of the season, turned the tide in their favour. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Buttler’s resilience guided RR to a historic two-wicket victory, equalling their own record for the highest successful chase in IPL history.

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Rinku Singh on Shah Rukh Khan and Gautam Gambhir

Reflecting on the match, Rinku Singh shared insights during post-match interactions, including a conversation with team owner Shah Rukh Khan and his admiration for Gautam Gambhir’s innovative strategies within the team.

On talks with Shah Rukh Khan after the match, Rinku Singh said:

“It was a normal talk just saying hard luck to each other. We couldn’t do more once we have lost the match.”

On the ideas that Gautam Gambhir has brought to KKR, Rinku Singh said:

“You can see the new ideas of Gautam Gambhir in Sunil Narine – who is opening for KKR now. He is scoring runs in almost every match, that idea of Gautam Gambhir is I liked very much. All things are normal beside this.”

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