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Rinku Singh is an Indian cricketer who has played for Uttar Pradesh and Central Zone in domestic cricket. He has played for Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in different seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He became popular after hitting 5 consecutive sixes in an IPL match. In November 2023, Singh was named in India’s squad for their 2023–24 tour of South Africa. On 19 December 2023, he made his One Day International (ODI) debut against South Africa. He is the first player from Aligarh to play in IPL. Rinku earned the spotlight after he hit five consecutive sixes to Yash Dayal‘s final over to help KKR beat Gujarat Titans (GT) in an IPL 2023 match; KKR needed 28 off the final five balls.

Birth Name

Rinku Khanchand Singh

Nickname

Rinku

Profession

Cricketer

Batting

Left-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Off-Break

Role

Middle-Order Batter

Jersey Number

3 – Kings XI Punjab (IPL), 35 – Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL)

Nationality

Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Rinku Singh was born on the 12th of October 1997, in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Age

He’s currently 26 years old.

Sun Sign

Libra

Ethnicity

Asian

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He has Indian ancestry.

Religion

Hinduism

Education

Rinku studied at Delhi Public School, Aligarh; however, he was not interested in studies and dropped out of school after failing in 9th standard.

Family Details

  • Father – Khanchandra Singh (Former worker in an LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinder distribution company)

  • Mother – Vina Devi
  • Siblings – Jeetu Singh (Brother), Sonu Singh (Brother), Neha (Sister). He has 2 other siblings.

Marital Status

Single

Girlfriend / Spouse

Rinku Singh has dated –

Rinku has largely opted to keep his personal life away from the public spotlight, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about his love life and dating history.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 70 kg
  • In Pounds – 154 lbs

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

He wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Rinku became known as an Indian professional cricketer who has represented his home state of Uttar Pradesh (2014-Present) and Central Zone in the Indian domestic circuit across all 3 formats, as a middle-order batter. In the IPL (Indian Premier League), Rinku has turned out for Kings XI Punjab (2017) and Kolkata Knight Riders (2018-Present).

Controversy

In 2019, Singh was banned for three months by BCCI with effect from 1 June 2019 for playing in the Ramadan T20 Tournament held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates without taking permission from BCCI. He helped his team Deccan Gladiators to win the tournament by scoring 104 runs off 58 balls in the final against New Medical Centre.

Rinku Singh Net worth

Rinku Singh has an estimated net worth of $700K dollars as of 2024.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Rinku Singh

  • Rinku is the third of five siblings, and was born into a poor family. His father, Khanchandra Singh, worked in an LPG distribution company.
  • Singh is an Indian cricketer who became famous after hitting 5 consecutive sixes in a 2023 IPL match against Gujarat Titans. He plays for Uttar Pradesh and Central Zone in the domestic circuit. He has represented Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • During his early years, Singh lived in a two-room quarter near Aligarh Stadium in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. This accommodation was provided by his father’s employers.
  • He first came into the spotlight when he finished as the highest run-scorer for Uttar Pradesh in the group stage of the 2018-19 season of the Ranji Trophy (the premier domestic first-class cricket competition in India) – with 803 runs to his name in just 9 matches.
  • Rinku trained under different coaches named Zeeshan, Masud-uz-Zafar Amini, Suresh Sharma, and Mansoor Ahmad.
  • In 19 December 2023, he made his ODI debut against South Africa in Gqeberha and scored 17 runs in 14 balls and took 1 wicket for 2 runs.
  • On 17th January 2024, against Afghanistan, he and Rohit Sharma stiched a 190* run partnership which is India’s highest run partnership in T20I and highest run partnership for 5th wicket in the world.
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