“Yatra Pratibha Avsara Prapnotih”, it means “where talent meets opportunity” in english. It’s a message written in Sanskrit language on the Indian Premier League trophy.
IPL is truly a place where talent meets opportunity and Rinku Singh proved in a nail biting last ball finished match against Gujarat Titans on 9 April at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Dreams do come true for those who dare to believe in themselves. Rinku Singh believed in himself and showed the power of individual performance in cricket. Scenarios like this are rare but they do happen, and when they do, they can be game-changing.
Rinku Singh remained not out on 48 runs after facing 21 deliveries. He played a remarkable innings, with 40 runs scored off the last seven balls that he faced.
Last seven balls played by KKR left handed smasher:
6 4 6 6 6 6 6
Rinku Singh’s incredible feat of hitting five sixes in five balls in the last over is undoubtedly a moment that will be etched in the memory of cricket fans for a long time.
Even Bollywood king and co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders Shah Rukh Khan acknowledged the thrilling innings of Rinku Singh over micro blogging website Twitter with a Pathan movies’ famous song twist.
The pressure on him to score quickly and decisively in that last over must have been immense, and yet he rose to the occasion and delivered a stunning display of power-hitting.
Winning a match in this manner not only brings glory to the individual, but also inspires the team and creates a positive momentum that can be carried forward into future games.
It is these moments that define cricket as a sport and showcase the remarkable skills and abilities of the players.
Overall, Rinku Singh’s performance is a perfect example of the thrill and excitement that cricket can bring to its fans. It is moments like these that make the sport so unpredictable and captivating, and it is a testament to the enduring popularity of cricket across the world.