Rinku Singh discusses his career struggles with a serious injury. This year, Singh emerged as one of the best players in the KKR squad.
Singh, the outstanding batter for the Kolkata Knight Riders, opened up about his personal and professional struggles. Singh recalled times when a lack of opportunities and the fear of injury made life difficult for him. The left-handed batter admitted that the previous five years of his career had been difficult, but he remained optimistic throughout.
Rinku Singh was acquired by the Knight Riders in the 2018 mega auction. But he failed to live up to his potential. Despite spending four seasons with the KKR, he did not get many chances to play. He also rule out of the first half of the IPL 2021 due to a knee injury sustained during the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
“Those five years were extremely difficult for me.” After the first year, when I selected for KKR and given a chance to play, I was unable to deliver. Still, KKR believed in me and signed me for the next two seasons,” he said in a video released by the team.
Rinku Singh discusses his career struggles: The moment I fell, I thought of the IPL
Singh also revealed that he was sidelined for nearly six to seven months due to an injury and had to stay away from the game. He talked about the emotions he felt when he was hit, and how the first thing that came to mind after the injury was the IPL.
“I worked hard to develop my body language. The team never thought I was in trouble. Last year was difficult for me because I injured my knee while running a double during the Vijay Hazare Trophy. I remembered the IPL the moment I fell. “They told me I needed an operation and would be out for 6-7 months,” he explained.
“I wasn’t content with being away from cricket for so long.” My father went 2-3 days without eating. I told him it was just an injury and that it was part of the game. I’m the sole breadwinner in my family, so such events are bound to be concerning. “I was a little sad, but I knew I’d recover quickly because I had a lot of self-belief,” he added.
Singh put on a brilliant performance against the Lucknow Super Giants in the recently concluded game, turning the game into a close encounter with a 15-ball 40-run knock, but ultimately fell short.