Rinku Singh’s story has been nothing short of inspirational. His rags to riches story has been the tale of the IPL so far. Before Rinku was selected by KKR for the T20 tournament, his father transported LPG cylinders while one of his brothers worked as an auto driver, and the other swept floors at a coaching center to support the family.
The UP hitter now wants to aid those who share his aspirations in doing so. According to reports, the 25-year-old is investing 50 lahks in the construction of a hostel for struggling cricketers.
Rinku’s childhood coach speaks
Masooduz-Zafar Amini, Rinku’s childhood coach, stated the following to The New Indian Express:
“He always wanted to build a hostel for young players, who do not have financial resources to pursue their dreams. As he is financially sound now, he has decided to make it a reality.”
According to the source, the hostel has 14 rooms with private bathrooms that can each hold four trainees. It will offer basic accommodations for a low cost to aspiring cricketers. The facility’s canteen will also supply food to trainees.
The left-hander was originally selected by Punjab Kings in 2017 for 10 lahks, but he didn’t make his IPL debut until he joined Kolkata Knight Riders, who acquired him for 80 lahks the following year. The IPL 2022 season saw Rinku finally pay off when he accumulated 174 runs at a strike rate of 148.72 in seven games.
In domestic cricket, Rinku Singh has been as impressive for UP. He has 2,875 runs scored at an average of 59.89 in 40 List-A games, including seven centuries and 19 half-centuries. Moreover, he scores 1,749 runs in 50 games of first-class cricket, including a century and 16 half-centuries, while averaging 53.
The southpaw’s strike rate this year is 162.62, and he has 174 runs in five games.
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