Ashish Nehra on finisher role, India Cricket: Nehra ji predicts Rinku
Former India bowler Ashish Nehra has made a big prediction about Rinku Singh which is creating a buzz among the fans. Actually, Rinku has shown with his batting that he can finish the match. This is the reason why fans and many former veterans have called him the new finisher of India. At the same time, Ashish Nehra is a little unhappy about this. Nehra has said that Rinku should not see himself only as a finisher. Talking about Jio Cinema, Nehra said, "Rinku is a batsman who can bat even at the top order. I see him playing in ODIs soon."
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"Look, this is not the first time he has finished a match. We are constantly talking about Rinku's role in the team. We talk about not only his batting but the way he looks on the field. Looking at his attitude, it is known that he is a team man and wants to give his 100 percent in every department. He is now an important player of the Indian team who is going to win many matches for India going forward. Yes, we are talking about T20 cricket but who knows going forward he will do well for India in ODIs as well.
"I have not been a big fan of the word 'finisher'. Your opener can also be a finisher, if he scores a century, he can finish the game and come back. Even then he will be called a finisher. Talking about Rinku Singh, he is a player who can play in the upper order as well, I can see him playing 50-over cricket going forward. That's number 4. He can also bat at No. 5 or No. 6. I would also like that if someday India's initial wickets fall quickly and the Indian team has 5 runs for 6 wickets in 4-40 overs and at that time Rinku's batting comes. So I would like Rinku to finish the match for India from there.
"I hope Rinku Singh is ready to play any role, I am sure he doesn't want to tag himself as a finisher... He should make himself a player who finishes the match for India in every situation. "