Rinku Singh Biography: Career, Family, Net worth, Age

Rinku Singh Biography
Rinku Singh Biography

Nowadays Rinku Singh is in a lot of discussion since IPL 2023. Because this cricketer playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2023 hit consecutive sixes in the last 5 balls against Gujarat Titans and won Kolkata Knight Riders. That’s why all cricket fans want to know Rinku Singh Biography. They also want to know about his career and family.

So, let’s discuss this topic in today’s article and know about Rinku singh Biography. Along with this, we will also know about Rinku Singh Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Girlfriend, Family, Career, Net Worth etc. So, let’s dive in!

Who is Rinku Singh

Before knowing the biography of Rinku Singh, let us know that who is Rinku Singh and why is he in so much discussion? So, Rinku Singh is currently very much in discussion because of IPL 2023. 

Actually, he is playing in the IPL from the Kolkata Knight Riders team and recently he is in a lot of discussion for hitting five consecutive sixes in the last 5 balls.

On 9 April 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders had a match with Gujarat Titans in which Kolkata Knight Riders needed some runs in the last 5 balls. And in such a situation, Rinku Singh hit 5 sixes in the last 5 balls and gave victory to Kolkata Knight Riders. So that’s why due to his innings of 9th April 2023, he is very much discussed at this time.

Rinku Singh Biography:

Category

Details

Name

Rinku Singh

Father’s Name

Khanchandra Singh

Mother’s Name

Veena devi

Age

24 (born on October 12, 1995)

Height

5 ft 5 in (165 cm)

Weight

65 kg (143 lbs)

Wife

Not Married

Girlfriend

Not Available

Career

Cricketer

Net Worth

6.12 crores, which is 746.65K U.S. dollars

Early Life 

Rinku Singh was born on 12 October 1997 in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh. Rinku Singh loved playing cricket since his childhood. But due to his poor financial condition, he had to leave cricket. His father’s name is Khan Chandra Singh, who delivers gas cylinders. Also, his mother’s name is Veena Singh, who is Homemaker.

Rinku Singh has a total of 5 siblings, out of which he is the third son. Rinku Singh’s elder brother and sister both help their parents in running the household. 

He had to leave cricket due to the poor economic condition of the house and he studied only till ninth grade. After this, he wanted to do a job, but due to being less educated, he could not get any job. That’s why he thought that he will move forward in cricket and will make his career in it by playing it continuously.

Rinku Singh Career 

Rinku Singh, hailing from Uttar Pradesh, began his cricketing journey representing his state at various levels. At the age of 16, he made his List A debut for Uttar Pradesh in March 2014, showcasing his talent by scoring 83 runs in that match. 

He went on to make his first-class debut in the Ranji Trophy during the 2016-17 season. In the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy, Singh emerged as the highest run-scorer for Uttar Pradesh in the group stage, accumulating an impressive 803 runs in nine matches. 

He continued his stellar performance throughout the tournament, ending with a total of 953 runs in ten matches. Singh’s consistent contributions with the bat showcased his skills and solidified his position as a key player for his team.

IPL Career 

In the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, Rinku Singh was purchased by the Kings XI Punjab team. The following year, in the 2018 IPL auction, he was acquired by the Kolkata Knight Riders for a substantial amount of 80 lakh.

Unfortunately, Rinku Singh had to miss the 2021 IPL due to a knee injury, and he was replaced by Gurkeerat Singh Mann. However, in the 2022 IPL auction, he was once again picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders, highlighting their confidence in his abilities.

During this year’s IPL, Singh displayed an outstanding performance, earning his first Man of the Match award. He scored 42 runs off just 23 balls with a strike rate of 182.61 against the Rajasthan Royals. As a result, he received a cheque of one lakh for his remarkable contribution.

On April 9, 2023, Rinku Singh achieved a historic milestone in an IPL match against the Gujarat Titans. In a thrilling encounter, he smashed five sixes in the final over, successfully chasing down 29 runs. This extraordinary feat marked the highest-ever chase in the last over in the history of the IPL tournament.

Singh’s remarkable performances in the IPL have solidified his reputation as a valuable player and have undoubtedly contributed to the success of his team.

Rinku Singh Career Stats

Format

Matches

Innings

Runs

Average

Strike Rate

Highest Score

50s

100s

First-Class

40

59

2875

59.89

70.88

163

19

7

List A

50

46

1749

53.00

95.15

104

16

1

T20

84

76

1564

28.43

140.14

79

8

0

IPL

36

521

30.65

140.43

58

2

0

Rinku Singh Controversy 

In 2019, Rinku Singh faced a suspension imposed by the Board of Cricket for Cricket in India (BCCI) due to his involvement in an unofficial T20 tournament held in Abu Dhabi. 

The BCCI found that Singh had violated their rules and regulations by participating in the league without obtaining prior authorization from the organization. BCCI guidelines strictly prohibit players registered with the board from competing in any overseas events.

As a consequence of his actions, Rinku Singh was handed a three-month suspension, which took effect immediately from June 1. Consequently, he was excluded from the India ‘A’ team that was scheduled to play against Sri Lanka ‘A’ on May 31, 2019. 

The BCCI’s decision to enforce the suspension emphasized their commitment to upholding the integrity and adherence to regulations within the sport.

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