India's cricket captain, Rohit Sharma, praised Rinku Singh for his impactful performance in the third T20I against Afghanistan. Rinku Singh played a crucial role in rescuing India from a challenging situation by scoring an unbeaten 69 off 39 balls, forming a partnership with Rohit Sharma, who himself scored a memorable 121 not out off 69 balls. Rohit expressed the need for a player like Rinku Singh in the backend of the innings and commended his calmness and understanding of his strengths.
Rohit highlighted Rinku's consistent performances in recent series, indicating that he has carried his success from the Indian Premier League (IPL) to the international stage. The captain emphasized that Rinku's contributions bode well for the team's future.
The third T20I concluded with a rare occurrence of two superovers, ultimately resulting in India winning the series 3-0. Rohit reflected on the dramatic finish, stating that he couldn't recall the last time such a situation happened. He mentioned the importance of creating a partnership with Rinku Singh, emphasizing the need to maintain intent and not compromise under pressure.
Afghanistan's skipper, Ibrahim Zadran, expressed satisfaction with his team's overall performance, despite losing in the superover. He highlighted the positives gained from the series and mentioned that the experience would be beneficial in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Zadran acknowledged the team's effort, especially in batting, against India and expressed a commitment to focus on improvement for the T20 World Cup.
(With Agency Inputs)