In a dazzling display of power-hitting during the second T20I between South Africa and India at St George’s Park, Rinku Singh left an unexpected mark by shattering the glass window of the media box. Singh’s sensational fifty, coupled with his audacious six that inadvertently broke the glass, became the talk of the town.
The young Kolkata Knight Riders star, known for his aggressive yet composed style, secured his maiden T20I fifty with an unbeaten 68 off 39 balls. However, it was his remarkable six in the 19th over that added a touch of spectacle to the match.
In a post-match interaction with the BCCI, Rinku Singh expressed his surprise, admitting he was unaware of the glass-breaking incident until informed by his teammates in the dressing room. He conveyed a lighthearted apology, saying, “When I hit the shot, I did not even know that it went and hit the media room and the glass broke. When I came back to the dressing room, I came to know about it. I am sorry for that.”
Despite Singh’s heroics, India faced a defeat in the second T20I, with South Africa emerging victorious by 5 wickets. The rain-interrupted match showcased Singh’s adaptability and resilience as he navigated challenging conditions and built a crucial partnership with Suryakumar Yadav.
Singh’s innings not only demonstrated his potential as a budding finisher but also left cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipating more of his explosive performances in the future. As the incident added an unexpected twist to the match, Rinku Singh’s ‘cheeky sorry’ became a memorable moment in India’s tour of South Africa.