Rohit Sharma, Rinku Singh seen speaking ahead of KKR vs MI match; netizens speculate what they’re talking about

Team India captain and Mumbai Indians’ batter Rohit Sharma met with KKR’s Rinku Singh ahead of the clash between their two teams at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday. Notably, Rinku Singh, who has been a consistent performer with the bat for the last 1-2 years, did not find a berth in the 15 member squad  for the upcoming T20 World Cup and was instead named as one of the 4 reserves for the marquee event.

 Rohit Sharma and Chairman of selection committee Ajit Agarkar adressed a press conference on Thursday where they answered questions related to the Indian squad for T20 World Cup. The duo cleared various doubts over the selection for India squad including why Rinku wasn’t picked for the T-20 World Cup despite performing remarkably well in international T20 and IPL matches.

Ajit Agarkar while explaining the reasoning behind non-selection of Rinku Singh, said, “It (not picking Rinku) is probably the toughest thing we have had to discuss. He has done nothing wrong, not even Shubman Gill for that matter. It is not his fault that he missed out. It’s about combinations,”

“A couple of wrist spinners were included to give Rohit (Sharma) more options. There are two keepers, we needed an extra bowler. It’s just unfortunate. He’s in the reserves, so that tells you how close he came into being in the 15. But at the end of the day, you can only pick 15 players in the squad,”

Rohit’s meeting with Rinku Singh: 

After the press briefing with Agarkar, Rohit also met with his teammates and players from KKR setup at the Wankhede stadium. Moreover, Rohit was also seen having a brief interaction with Rinku while also meeting with his former teammate and KKR mentor Gautam Gambhir.

Notably, the left-hander has represented India in 15 T-20 encounters so far and has amassed 356 runs so far at an impressive average of 89 and a strike rate of 176.24.

Netizen react to Rinku – Rohit discussion: 

One user on X (formerly Twitter) wrote, “Dhoni bhaiya ne advice di, Virat bhaiya ne bat… Ab Rohit bhaiya ne kya diya hoga (MS Dhoni gave advice, Virat Kohli gave a bat, what would have Rohit Sharma given him now”

Yet another user suggested that Rohit may have shared that he will also join the KKR setup next year. The user wrote, “Rohit be like: tension matlo next year mai bhi KKR join kr raha hun (Don’t worry I am also joining KKR next year)”



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Published: 03 May 2024, 01:11 PM IST

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