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Rinku Singh Biography: Know His Family Background, Net Worth, Career, Personal Life, Etc. (Updated 2023)

Rinku Singh Biography

Rinku Singh has become an instant rage all over social media after his incredible performance in the Indian Premier League 2023. The left-handed batsman playing for Kolkata Knight Riders is making headlines for his match-winning innings and incredible sixes. In fact, he smashed consecutive 5 sixes against the Gujarat Titans to achieve an incredible victory. His spectacular performance made him an overnight star and a lot of veteran cricketers have already started comparing him with the likes of Yuvraj Singh and M.S Dhoni.

What Veteran Cricketers Say About Rinku Singh?

Rinku Singh and Virat Kohli

Many veteran cricketers are flabbergasted by his top-notch performance in one of the most celebrated and much-awaited cricket tournaments, IPL 2023. However, the most vocal is Virender Sehwag about Rinku Singh’s performance and capabilities. He praised him for being consistent despite sending him to different positions by his team. He plays in the middle order mostly but Sehwag has compared him with M.S Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh for playing at such a challenging position.

The veteran batsman further added that Rinku Singh is capable enough to play an important role in the Indian cricket team. He should be given a chance to play test and ODI matches.

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Know Rinku Singh’s Early Life

Rinku Singh and his family

Rinku Singh hails from Uttar Pradesh, India. He was born on October 12, 1997, in a lower-middle-class family, in one of the backward villages of U.P. His hometown is said to be Aligarh which is in Uttar Pradesh.

He completed his schooling at Aligarh High School followed by graduation from the same state. He comes from a lower-middle-class family. Right from childhood, his family struggled to meet ends. His father delivers LPG cylinders and his mother is a homemaker.

Since he comes from a very poor family, he didn’t manage to study further. Right from childhood, he has been fond of playing cricket. However, due to his family background and financial situation, he always had to face difficulties. But somehow, he managed to face all the odds and started playing cricket professionally.

His father supplies LPG cylinders and his brother drives an auto-rickshaw.  He has 4 siblings.

How Did Rinku Singh Start His Journey As A Cricketer?

Rinku Singh

Initially, he started playing for his state, i.e. Uttar Pradesh. He started as an all-rounder. He is a left-hand batsman who pitches with his right hand. He played several matches for his state at various levels, including U16, U19, U23, etc.

He started playing for his state at the age of 16 in March 2014. He made his debut in List A Cricket and achieved the title of a top scorer after scoring 83 runs in one of the matches. After that, Rinku Singh made his first debut for his state team on 5th November 2016 and played important innings for his team to achieve victory.

While playing domestic cricket for his state, Rinku Singh already made an impressive start in 7 List A matches where he scored 4 forties to grab everyone’s attention.  After that, he never looked back and kept playing amazing innings for his state team. In 2018, he played for Vijay Hazare Trophy in Uttar Pradesh and made 91 runs from 41 balls against Tripura. His fiery innings made him an instant star in Uttar Pradesh and brought him into the limelight.

How Did Rinku Singh Create A Stir In Ranji Trophy?

Rinku Singh

Rinku Singh made a stunning debut in the Ranji Trophy season 2018-19. He scored 953 runs in just 10 matches and gained an average of 105.88. He also scored 4 centuries and 3 fifties. In fact, he was the 3rd highest scorer in the Ranji Trophy season.

Did Rinku Singh Face A Ban?

Yes, Rinku Singh faced a tough time last year when he mistakenly participated in a foreign league. The BCCI suspended him for 3 months as a punishment.
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When Did He Start His IPL Career?

Rinku Singh and Shah Rukh Khan

Due to his incredible performance in domestic cricket and Ranji Trophy, he already started making headlines in the cricket circle. Finally, he got picked by Kings X1 Punjab in 2017. The team paid him INR 100, 0000. However,  he didn’t get a chance to play. But, it’s still a big achievement for him to be picked up by one of the leading teams in the IPL.

After that, he was picked by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2018 and paid 80 lakhs which was way higher than the base price of 20 lakhs. Here, he got some chances and played 9 games for the team. He scored 66 runs in total.

But, in 2023, he grabbed everyone’s attention by performing amazingly. His innings were phenomenal and made him one of the most eligible players for the Emerging Player Award. Talking about his 5 most impressive knocks in the 2023 IPL, 46 runs against SRH, 54 runs against CSK, 53 runs against CSK, 67 runs against LSG, and 48 runs against KKR.
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Some Impressive Facts About Rinku Singh

-Rinku Singh recently got famous for hitting 5 sixes in 1 over in IPL 2023. Earlier, people were not aware of him but after smashing 5 sixes in one over, he has become an overnight star.

-He has been playing cricket right from his childhood. He started playing with his brothers and neighborhood friends.

-He luckily got admission to one of the reputed schools, Delhi Public School via sports quota. His principal Swapnil Jain praised him for scoring 68 runs for his school team.

-Due to his poor background, he had to stop his schooling. He failed in 9th standard due to the immense amount of family pressure. He had to support his family.

-He also did a cleaning job in one of the coaching centers for a brief period. However, he left the job and assured his family that he will improve the financial condition of his family via cricket.

-His father delivers LPG cylinders and his brother drives an auto-rickshaw.

-He stays in a two-room flat which is situated right in the compound of an LPG godown.

-Before IPL, his monthly income used to be just 12000 to support his family.

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