Vaibhav Tripathi ∙ Aug 13 2022, 8:30 PM

Trolls make me mentally stronger: Rinku Singh

image-l6s8fg4oRinku Singh had a great season for Kolkata Knight Riders in this edition of the IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batter Rinku Singh has been a part of the KKR franchise since 2018 but due to the team combination, the left hander didn’t feature in the team regularly.

Rinku has been one of the most discussed names in recent times owing to his performances on the field with the bat and while fielding.

With an unsettled squad, KKR had a season to forget in 2022. Rinku was given a late chance in the season and he took it with open arms. The middle-order batter capitalized on the opportunity by cashing 174 runs in just seven matches at a strike rate of 149 which is breathtaking for an uncapped batter. 

He also won KKR a game, forming a crucial partnership with Nitish Rana, and almost snatched a win against Lucknow Super Giants with a blizzard of innings of 40 off just 15 balls.

Rinku takes a dig at his trollers

Despite performing well in the limited number of games he has been given in the KKR camp, he has been subjected to trolls. Rinku spoke exclusively to Sportskeeda about his stint with KKR in IPL 2022 and social media trolls while being on the sidelines of the camp at the Cricket Association of Bengal’s indoor facility,

"I’ve been with KKR for five seasons now. I had a few opportunities before, but I couldn’t prove myself. I worked quite hard leading up to IPL 2022, scoring a lot of runs in domestic cricket. It has been a good season for me after recovering from a knee injury,"  Rinku Singh said in an interaction with Sportskeeda.

Rinku further said that trolls don't really affect his performances, but make him mentally stronger. 

"I don’t let trolls affect me. They, in fact, make me mentally stronger. It’s good to see my trolls praising me now. I got a lot of love after my knocks against Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants . I just want to focus on my game and stay away from social media as much as possible," concluded Rinku.