Former Indian cricketer and expert commentator, Ashish Nehra, has recently stirred discussions in the cricket world with his remarks about Rinku Singh, a rising star in Indian cricket. During the ongoing India vs Australia series, Nehra expressed his views on Singh's role as a 'finisher' in the game, stating that he is not a big fan of Singh in this particular role.
Nehra's Assessment of Singh's Potential
Nehra, who has a long-standing experience in the game, both as a player and a coach, believes that Singh can contribute more to Indian cricket beyond the role of a finisher. He sees Singh as a great asset to Indian cricket and feels he can even bat up the order for India in the limited-overs format. Nehra's statement, however, is not a critique of Singh's performance but an evaluation of his potential in the game.
Singh's Performance in T20Is
In his brief career so far, Singh has shown impressive performance, especially in T20 Internationals. He has batted only four times in 8 T20Is, hitting 128 runs at an incredible strike rate of 216.94. Moreover, he has been dismissed only once, adding to his credentials as a dependable player. These statistics reflect Singh's capabilities as a batsman, but they also lead to the question of whether being typecast as a 'finisher' is limiting his potential.
Future Prospects for Singh
Given Singh's talent and potential, Nehra's comments echo the sentiment that Singh should not want to confine himself to the role of a finisher. Instead, he should be looking to excel in all departments of the game. Singh's recent performances have already proved his worth in the lower-order in T20Is, and his remarkable strike rate has earned him the reputation of a perfect finisher. However, the young batsman has the potential to contribute to the team in various ways, far beyond just finishing off matches.