Rinku Singh is an Indian cricketer who was born on October 12, 1997, in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm medium-fast bowler who made his first-class debut for Uttar Pradesh in 2016.
Early Life and Career:
Rinku Singh’s family had a strong background in wrestling, with his father being a wrestler himself. However, Singh was more interested in cricket and started playing the sport at a young age. He first played for Aligarh Cricket Academy before moving to Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association’s under-16 team.
Singh’s impressive performances in age-group cricket earned him a spot in Uttar Pradesh’s under-23 team in 2016. He made his first-class debut for Uttar Pradesh in the same year in a Ranji Trophy match against Madhya Pradesh. He made an immediate impact, scoring a century on debut, becoming the 3rd youngest player to score a century on debut in the Ranji Trophy.
Singh continued his good form in the following seasons, scoring consistently in domestic cricket. He played a crucial role in Uttar Pradesh’s successful campaign in the 2017-18 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, where they reached the final. Singh was the team’s second-highest run-scorer, scoring 317 runs in 11 innings at an average of 45.28.
Singh’s performances earned him a spot in Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) squad for the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. He played a crucial role in KKR’s win against Chennai Super Kings, scoring an unbeaten 36 off just 28 balls.
Singh continued to impress in domestic cricket, scoring consistently in the following seasons. He was the team’s highest run-scorer in the 2018-19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, scoring 397 runs in 12 innings at an average of 33.08. Singh’s performances earned him a call-up to the India A squad for the tour of New Zealand in 2020.
Singh made his international debut for India in a T20I against Sri Lanka in January 2020. He scored 9 runs off 7 balls in the match. Singh was also part of India’s T20I squad for the tour of New Zealand in 2020, where he played in the second T20I of the series.
Singh’s international career, however, has been limited so far. He is yet to cement his place in the Indian team and will have to continue performing consistently in domestic cricket to get more opportunities at the international level.
Rinku Singh was born and brought up in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. His father was a wrestler, and his mother is a homemaker. Singh is unmarried and has not been linked with anyone publicly.
Singh is known for his hard-hitting ability and has often been compared to former Indian captain MS Dhoni for his aggressive batting style. He is also a handy left-arm medium-fast bowler and has taken crucial wickets for his team in domestic cricket.
Rinku Singh is a talented cricketer who has made a name for himself in domestic cricket. He has shown promise in his limited international appearances and will be hoping to cement his place in the Indian team in the future. With his hard-hitting ability and left-arm medium-fast bowling, Singh has the potential to become a valuable asset for the Indian team in all formats of the game.