Batting style Left Handed
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Test Debut NA
ODI Debut NA
T20 Debut NA
IPL Debut vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens, Apr 08, 2018
- KKR - Kolkata
- Uttar Pradesh
- KXIP - Punjab
- Rest of India
- India A
Rinku Singh overview
Rinku Singh is an Indian cricketer. He was born on 12th October 1997 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He is a left-hand middle-order batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler.
Rinku Singh’s father Khanchandra works as an LPG gas supplier in Lucknow. Rinku along with four siblings and parents used to live in two tiny rooms within the gas storage compound of the gas agency where Rinku’s father works. In a bid to fulfill the dire financial distress, Rinku Singh who was a potential batsman since his early age also began to work as a sweeper. He also was asked to do mopping so that he could earn a little better than doing only the sweeping job. Even though the 20-year old batsman was representing his state at the junior level, he had to give whatever paltry amount he used to earn from playing to his father mainly to repay all the loans his family had taken from different people.
Rinku who failed to continue his study after the ninth standard at Delhi Public School (admitted there on the sports quota) had also won a motorbike after being the best player in a competition in New Delhi and gave it to his father who used to supply heavy gas cylinders roaming around different places. The motorbike gave his father a little bit of relief.
Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary
Rinku Singh who had regularly played for Uttar Pradesh in the under-16, under-19, and under-23 level made his debut in first-class cricket for Uttar Pradesh in a Ranji Trophy match against Hyderabad in 2016. In his maiden appearance, Rinku scored 50 in the first innings and 43 in the second innings. He was the leading run-scorer in the Ranji Trophy group stage in 2018-19 with 953 runs in 10 matches. He has scored 2007 runs in 27 first-class matches at an impressive average of 60.81 including an unbeaten 163 so far while in the List ‘A’ game Rinku has scored 1014 runs at an average of 44.08.
Rinku Singh made his debut in the Indian Premier League in 2017 after being purchased by Kings XI Punjab at a base price of Rs 10 lakhs. He got a jump in the next year in 2018 being bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Rs 80 lakhs. However, Rinku has played in 11 matches in the League and scored 77 runs so far. He also has been retained by the KKR for 2021 IPL.
Rinku Singh has played in 56 Twenty20 matches in the domestic circuit so far and scored 794 runs at a strike rate of 135.03 including his best so far of unbeaten 56.
Rinku Singh had to do sweeping and mopping job for survival.