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Ashish Nehra expresses thoughts on Rinku Singh's 'finisher tag'

Updated on: 30 November,2023 11:26 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Rinku displayed impressive knocks during the T20Is against Australia. In the first match, he notched 22 runs in just 14 deliveries and in the second T20I, he smashed 31 runs in just nine balls. Playing these cameos, he has justified his 'finisher' tag

Ashish Nehra expresses thoughts on Rinku Singh's 'finisher tag'

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Key Highlights

  1. Rinku displayed impressive knocks during the T20Is against Australia
  2. who knows tomorrow he can also be playing ODI cricket
  3. Playing these cameos, he has justified his `finisher` tag

Former Indian speedster Ashish Nehra expressed hope that IPL 2023 star Rinku Singh will find a place in the ODIs as well. The left-hander should be looking to excel in all departments instead of staying with his 'finisher tag', Nehra added.


Rinku displayed impressive knocks during the T20Is against Australia. In the first match, he notched 22 runs in just 14 deliveries and in the second T20I, he smashed 31 runs in just nine balls. Playing these cameos, he has justified his 'finisher' tag.


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"This is not the first time he has done it (finish a game). We all have been discussing his role, his power. Not just about his batting, even with the way he throws himself on the field, it shows he is a great team man. He will be a great asset to Indian cricket. Yes, we are talking only about T20 cricket, but who knows tomorrow he can also be playing ODI cricket," Nehra said on JioCinema.

Nehra mentioned that he is not really a fan of the word 'finisher' since even an opener can be tagged as one if he sticks around and scores a century.

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"I am not a big fan of the word 'finisher'. Your opener can be a finisher, if he scores a hundred, he can finish the game and come back. At times, it can be harsh. Let me give you an example if the same Rinku Singh does not finish the game once or twice. Coming back to Rinku Singh, he is someone who can even play up the order, I can see him playing in 50-over cricket going forward. He can bat at No. 4, No. 5 or No. 6," Nehra explained.

"On any odd day, the Indian team can be 40 for 4 in 5-6 overs. And I hope Rinku Singh is ready to play any role, I hope he does not want to be tagged himself as a finisher. He should be looking to excel in all departments," he added.

Rinku has a great List A cricket record, which also makes him a good fit for ODIs. In 55 List-A games and 50 innings, he has scored 1,844 runs at an average of 49.83, with a century and 17 fifties to his name. His strike rate is 93.98.

The left-hander has a marvellous first-class record with 3,007 runs under his belt in 42 matches. So far, he has registered seven centuries and 19 half-centuries to his name in 63 innings. Keeping an eye on Rinku's records in longer formats, there is very little doubt him excelling in all formats of the game.

So far in four T20I innings in eight matches, Rinku has scored 128 runs at an average of 128.00, ending unbeaten thrice. His best score is 38 and his runs have come at a strike rate of almost 217.

(With ANI Inputs)

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