Watch: Rinku Singh Pays Tribute to Gautam Gambhir After KKR’s 8-Wicket Victory Over SRH in IPL 2024 Final

The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) triumphed over the SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL 2024 Final, securing their third title with an impressive eight-wicket victory. The match took place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday, May 26.

Gautam Gambhir Rinku Singh

Journey to the Final

KKR and SRH both had challenging paths to the final. KKR, led by Shreyas Iyer, secured a direct entry to the final after defeating SRH in Qualifier 1. On the other hand, SRH had to fight their way through Qualifier 2, where they overcame Rajasthan Royals (RR) to earn their spot in the title clash.

The Final Match

On the day of the final, KKR’s strategy paid off right from the start. After winning the toss and opting to field first, KKR’s bowlers put up a stellar performance. They managed to bowl out SRH for a meager total of 113 runs. This exceptional bowling display set the tone for the rest of the match.

When it was KKR’s turn to bat, they chased down the target with ease. The team reached the required 114 runs in just 10.3 overs, showcasing their dominance and clinching their third IPL title.

Celebrations and Emotional Moments

The victory sparked jubilant celebrations among the KKR players and fans. The team members rushed onto the field to revel in their triumph, marking the end of a 10-year wait since their last IPL title.

One of the most touching moments of the celebration involved Rinku Singh, a key player for KKR. In a heartfelt gesture, Rinku bowed down to Gautam Gambhir, the team’s mentor and former captain, who had led KKR to their previous IPL titles. This moment quickly went viral on social media, symbolizing respect and gratitude towards Gambhir.

Rinku Singh’s Joyful Remarks

Rinku Singh expressed his immense happiness during the post-match interview. Reflecting on the victory, he described the moment as a dream come true. “It’s an outstanding feeling. My dream is fulfilled, and I am very, very happy. I have been with this franchise for seven years, and winning the title feels incredible. Lifting the trophy with my own hands is truly God’s plan,” he said.

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