The inaugural Uttar Pradesh T20 tournament featured renowned names like Mohsin Khan, Karan Sharma, and Dhruv Jurel, but it was Rinku Singh who stole the spotlight. Representing the Meerut Mavericks, the explosive batsman made headlines once more in Kanpur.
He propelled his team to a thrilling victory against the Kashi Rudras with a display of incredible power-hitting, further solidifying his reputation earned in the IPL. Despite a slow start in the regular phase of the game, the 25-year-old faced a critical moment when his team needed 17 runs in the powerplay.
Initially struggling, Rinku Singh turned the tables dramatically. The left-arm spinner, Shiva Singh, delivered a second-ball offering right in his hitting zone, and Rinku capitalized by sending it soaring over long-off for a maximum. Singh faltered with a full toss on the pads next, and Rinku elegantly flicked it to square leg for another six.
With the bowler under immense pressure, Singh delivered a slow, wide, back-of-a-length ball. Rinku responded by unleashing a powerful shot, sending it soaring over his head to conclude the innings heroically.
This sequence of events bore a striking resemblance to Rinku’s heroics in the previous IPL season, where he gained global recognition by smashing five consecutive sixes against the Gujarat Titans to secure an improbable victory, chasing down 28 runs in the final over. Having already made his India debut, Rinku Singh continued to garner accolades on social media, as fans and the Twitterati celebrated him as the future star of Indian cricket.