NEW DELHI: Captain Nitish Rana reluctantly gave his bat to Rinku Singh who went on to hit five consecutive sixes against Gujarat Titans to win a stunning match for Kolkata Knight Riders in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
KKR were handed a miraculous three-wicket win after Rinku hammered successive sixes off Yash Dayal from the last five balls.

“This (the one Rinku used) is my bat and I played both matches (this season) with this bat. I have played the entire Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy and the last four to five matches of last year with this bat,” Rana said after the sensational win late on Sunday.
“Today (Sunday) I changed my bat. Rinku asked me for my bat. I didn’t want to give him my bat initially, but somebody brought this bat (from dressing room).

“I had a feeling that he would pick this bat because it has a very nice pickup and according to my weight this bat is light. So (now) this bat belongs to Rinku, not me,” said the captain in a video posted on KKR‘s Twitter handle.

KKR head coach Chandrakant Pandit also heaped praise on Rinku Singh for his sensational batting.

“In 43 years of my cricket career, being coach, playing cricket, first class cricket and international, I’ve previously seen two innings. One is Ravi Shastri scoring six sixes in the Ranji Trophy, and second was last ball sixes by Javed Miandad in Dubai (Sharjah) and after that I’m seeing you (Rinku).”

(With PTI inputs)

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