I am very disappointed that Rinku Singh is not included in the team: Irfan Pathan

I am very disappointed that Rinku Singh is not included in the team: Irfan Pathan. Rinku Singh, a hard-hitting southpaw, unexpectedly left out of the 15-man Indian team for the 2024 T20 World Cup.

There have been a number of surprises in terms of squad selection as teams have released their preliminary drafts of their 15-man rosters. For example, Australian veterans Steve Smith and Jake Fraser-McGurk are not include in the Australian lineup.

Regarding the Indian regiment, many were perplex by Rinku Singh’s exclusion. Given the southpaw’s power-hitting range and skill. Even though the chosen members were essentially expect to be among the troops representing the country at the major event that the West Indies and the USA will co-host later this year.

First, Khanchandra Singh, his father, expressed his feelings in public. Shortly afterward, Irfan Pathan made an exclusive statement on Star Sports Press Room. In an otherwise lackluster season for his team, Rinku amassed 474 runs in 14 matches during his IPL 2023 campaign with the Kolkata Knight Riders, as the former Indian all-rounder reminisced. Referring back to his nascent Twenty20 international career. In which he already participate in 15 Twenty20 matches and amassed 356 runs in 11 innings. A scorching strike rate of 176.23 and an amazing average of 89. Irfan said that Rinku’s exclusion from the team would be deeply disheartening.

“Well, I must say that I am extremely disappointed in Rinku Singh’s exclusion from the squad. As he was instrumental in helping his team win games last year. You see, he proved to be capable of that last year. Furthermore, he demonstrated the same abilities while representing India. Thus, it’s really discouraging to keep up a strike rate of 170+ and an average of roughly 60–70 and still not be selected, Irfan said in a Star Sports Press Room interview.

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My concern lies not in the initial stages, but rather in the knockout matches: Irfan Pathan

The 39-year-old also revealed what has been the Indian team’s Achilles heel in every ICC tournament since their Champions Trophy victory in 2013. Their tendency to fail to live up to the expectations of both the fans and themselves when it comes to performing well under pressure. He express his desire for India to play a much bolder and more courageous brand of cricket than what they show at the 50-over World Cup last year and the T20 World Cup in 2022.

When the chips are down, it’s imperative that the players who were chosen perform. It’s the elimination matches that worry me, not the first round. “In the 50-over format as well as the T20 World Cup in Australia. I felt theres a lack of fearlessness in the Indian team’s play during those crucial moments,” Irfan continued.

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