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Chris Gayle hails KKR’s ‘best possible performer’ Rinku Singh, bats for his upper paycheque in IPL 2024

On Saturday, Rinku Singh was once the controversy of town after he nearly pulled off every other heist towards Lucknow Tremendous Giants. His unbeaten 67 off simply 33 balls was once no longer sufficient as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)fall quick by way of one run on the Eden Gardens.

Former West Indies opener Chris Gayle feels after his performances for KKR within the ongoing season Rinku Singh will finally end up getting a large spike in his IPL wage in 2024.

“Rinku Singh has performed this in a couple of events for KKR earlier than. I’m certain subsequent yr, he’s going to get his paycheque somewhat upper as a result of he’s been the most productive performer with the bat for KKR,” Gayle instructed JioCinema.

Having made headlines hitting fives sixes in a row of their win over Gujarat Titans previous this season, Rinku emerged as KKR’s top-batter and finisher this season with former India trainer Ravi Shastri selecting him to make a past due push for India’s International Cup squad.

“Somebody will really feel nice to have a season like this, however I’m no longer considering that some distance that I can get decided on to Indian crew,” mentioned Rinku within the post-match media interplay after the event.

Former India pacer Zaheer Khan has additionally been shocked by way of the emergence of Rinku Singh this season. He mentioned: “If you happen to had to take a look at a vivid spot for KKR this season, it was once Rinku Singh. He was once status between LSG and the playoffs and performed with a large number of self belief.

“He’s carried himself and the crew like that every one season lengthy. In case you have an achieved finisher like Russell, and but he isn’t being mentioned throughout this season while you discuss of KKR.

“If Rinku Singh has been in a position to transport a reputation like that to the again, simply is going to turn how excellent his season has been for him.”

Rinku completed with the highest run-getter for KKR with 474 runs at a median of 59.25 and 149-plus strike charge.

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