Rinku Singh has a chat with Rohit Sharma after omission from T20 WC squad

Rinku Singh with Rohit Sharma

Rinku Singh, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batter, was spotted having a conversation with India’s skipper, Rohit Sharma after being omitted from India’s 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. This interaction took place at the Wankhede Stadium on the eve of the Mumbai Indians’ (MI) match against KKR.

Rinku Singh has been a significant contributor to the Indian cricket team, amassing 356 runs in 15 T20Is with an average of 89 and a strike rate of 176.24. Despite his impressive performance, he was not included in the T20 World Cup 2024 squad. Instead, he was named as one of the team’s reserves and will travel with the squad to the USA and the West Indies.

Rinku Singh meets Rohit Sharma

The omission of Rinku Singh from the squad was one of the major talking points post the announcement. BCCI’s chief selector, Ajit Agarkar, addressed this issue in a press conference, calling it one of the “toughest decisions” the selectors had to make. He sympathized with Rinku’s snub and mentioned that it was due to the unknown conditions in the USA and the team’s desire to have more options within the team.

“I don’t think it has anything to do with Rinku Singh,” says Ajit Agarkar on the southpaw’s exclusion

Following the press conference, Rohit Sharma was seen interacting with Rinku Singh. The MI posted a video on social media, where Rinku was visibly all smiles as Rohit approached him. Rohit, known for his leadership skills, must have instilled confidence in Rinku and uplifted his spirits.

Rohit’s gesture towards Rinku Singh was appreciated by fans and cricket pundits alike, with many lauding it as a sign of great leadership. This interaction highlights the camaraderie and mutual respect between the players, irrespective of their inclusion or exclusion from the team.

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