- New KKR signing Rinku Singh says Suresh Raina is his idol
- Suresh Raina gifted his glove and bat to wish Rinku Singh good luck for IPL 2018
- Rinku Singh became the first ever player from Aligarh to play IPL cricket
Rinku Singh made headlines at the IPL 2018 auction after he became the first-ever player from Aligarh to play in the Indian Premier League after Kolkata Knight Riders splashed INR 80 Lacs to sign him for the KKR team 2018. Rinku Singh spoke with PTI ahead of the IPL 2018 season with KKR team 2018 and recalled on the incidence when he met his idol Suresh Raina for the first time after signing for the KKR 2018 squad.
IPL 2018: Raina congratulates Rinku Singh on his IPL contract
Rinku Singh has publicly admitted his admiration for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) star Suresh Raina and how he idolizes the left-hand batsman. After signing with the KKR team 2018, Raina was among the first few to text Rinku and congratulate him on his IPL contract success.
Raina’s text read: ‘bindaas khelna, jyada pressure mat lena’, (play freely without taking any pressure).” Rinku later claimed that it was very heartwarming to get a congratulatory message from the player he considers his idol. Suresh Raina later gifted Rinku Singh a pair of glove and bat to wish him luck for the domestic and IPL 2018 season.
Recalling on that special moment, Rinku Singh said: “He made a surprise visit to my room which I was sharing with Ali Murtaza. I was awe-struck and could hardly utter anything,” he said.
“There’s a lot to learn from IPL. I’ve learnt a lot of shots, and I always followed Raina bhai. He’s my idol. It was a dream moment to meet him ahead of my debut.
“Before I could speak about myself, my room partner told him that I consider him as his idol. I told him I am also a left-handed batsman. He soon gifted me the bat and gloves.”
Rinku Singh and Suresh Raina boning over IPL 2018
Following their interaction, both the left-handed batsmen have been bonding well and Rinku has been getting a lot of important batting tips from Suresh Raina and how to go about in the IPL 2018 season. KKR 2018 squad has big plans from Rinku Singh IPL 2018 as he will be one of the lower-middle order batsmen with the responsibility of finishing off the innings after Surya Kumar Yadav was let go by the KKR team 2018.
Suresh Raina IPL 2018 makes his comeback in the CSK colors and all his fans including Rinku Singh who will keep a close eye on Suresh Raina’s IPL 2018 season and how he gets on about scoring runs in IPl 11. Raina has rarely failed in an Indian Premier League season which is easier to understand as Raina is IPL’s all-time leading run scorer.
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