The Inspiring Story of Rinku Singh

By Nidhi Singh

Who is Rinku Singh?

He is an Indian International cricketer. In IPL, he currently plays for KKR & for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket.

Rinku had a hard time in domestic cricket for many years, & faced a lot of hardships on his way to the top.

The Struggle of Rinku Singh

Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, Rinku comes from an ordinary background where his father used to deliver LPG containers while his brother drove rickshaws.

Rinku told in an interview: " He took me to a place where they asked me to be a domestic worker — saaf, safaai aur pochaa maarna (sweeping and mopping). I came back home and told my mother, ‘I will not go again. Let me just try my luck in cricket,"

In first-class cricket, the left-handed batter has scored 3173 runs in 47 matches with an average of 54.70.

On 30 May 2019, he was suspended for 3 months by the BCCI after participating in the  Ramadan T20 Tournament in Abu Dhabi without obtaining prior permission to play.

The Suspension

Rinku has a rough start in the IPL after being purchased by KKR for Rs. 80 lakhs in 2018 auction. In 2023, he scored 474 runs in 14 matches.

Rinku Singh IPL

KKR bought Rinku Singh for INR 55 lakh in IPL 2023 mega auction and was retained for the 2024 edition as well.

On 9 April 2023, Rinku hit a record-breaking five sixes in an IPL match against GT, chasing 29 runs in the final over.

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