Rinku Singh is slowly emerging as a brilliant finisher fast

New Delhi:

Ind vs Aus T20 Series: After India's two-wicket win in the first T1 against Australia on Thursday (Ind vs Aus 20st T20I), where captain Suryakumar Yadav is discussed everywhere, there is a lot of noise around Rinku Sharma. The way Rinku made the brilliant efforts of Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan worthwhile by scoring an unbeaten 14 off 22 balls in the most decisive moments, fans are saying that India has got the next finisher after Dhoni. Now Rinku Singh credits former captain MS Dhoni for maintaining restraint during the innings played in difficult conditions.

Know why the six went neither to Rinku's account nor to the team

In a video posted on the BCCI handle, Rinku said, "As far as the secret of staying calm is concerned, I had a discussion with Mahi (Dhoni) bhai about what he does to stay calm, especially in the last over." But he said, "He (Dhoni) told me to try to stay calm as much as possible and try to look directly at the bowler. That's how I tried to maintain restraint in the match."

Smart innings played in the first T20

Chasing a tough target of 209 against Australia, India's score was 15 for four in the 154th over when Rinku landed at the crease. Captain Suryakumar Yadav was at the other end. Rinku kept patience and played 'smart' cricket by rotating the strike and bowled loose balls.

'Didn't know about no-ball'

"It felt good to win. When I came out to bat, my only aim was to play well and it was nice to play with Suryakumar. When India needed a run, Rinku sent Sen Abbott's ball for a six, but it was a 'no-ball', so this six was not accepted and India won. "I didn't know it was a 'noball' until I heard about it from Axar bhai in the dressing room. Although the six was not valid, we had won the match, so it didn't matter.