The coach of the opposing team was also impressed by Rinku’s stormy batting, something that won the heart
Flower said, ‘There is so much talent in batting in the country. He is showing that he can do it under pressure, that is an important aspect of playing international cricket. I think he has a bright future. Chasing Lucknow’s target of 177, KKR were in dire straits at 136 for seven after 18 overs. Although Rinku scored an unbeaten 67 off 33 balls to bring the team close to a resounding victory, but ultimately the team lost by one run.
Rinku needed three sixes in the last three balls. It was a similar situation to their dramatic win against Gujarat Titans earlier this season when Rinku hit five consecutive sixes to take the team to victory. But this time Rinku was able to hit only two sixes and one four, due to which the Lucknow team was able to reach the play-off with a one-run victory.