Former India player Virender Sehwag has showered praise on Kolkata Knight Riders‘ swashbuckling batter Rinku Singh, saying that he was calm and cool during their chase against Lucknow Super Giants at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Rinku scored an unbeaten fifty but failed to take the team home, losing the game by just one run. While speaking to Cricbuzz after the game, Sehwag opened up on this. Rinku scored an unbeaten 67 runs off 33 deliveries, smashing six boundaries and four sixes as well.

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“Rinku kept himself cool and calm during the chase. Not once did he even tell Vaibhav Arora what the game plan would be. He just kept it simple and calm in the middle. Rinku has shown calmness whenever KKR were chasing. Even today, he remained unbeaten and fell short by just one run,” said Sehwag.

He further added that Rinku Singh tried very hard but was not supported by any other batters, adding that West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell also failed to do well against LSG. Russell scored seven runs off nine balls as his dismal form continued in the last match of the IPL 2023 as well.

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“Rinku Singh tried very hard but none of the other batters did anything. There were a lot of hopes from Russell, but nothing happened. If he had stuck around for a little while with Rinku, the result of the match could have been different,” Sehwag again added.

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However, Sehwag said even if all-rounder Shardul Thakur was present with Rinku Singh in the final over, the result of the game could have been different too as well. Shardul scored three runs off seven balls as KKR failed to chase down 178 runs at Eden Gardens.

“I’d say even if Shardul Thakur was there with Rinku in the final over, the single or double that they missed, they would have taken and Shardul can also hit the ball, which we can’t expect from Vaibhav Arora,” again added Sehwag.

Following their win over KKR, LSG will now have to wait for their opponent for their eliminator, which is set to take place at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai on May 24.

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