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         RINKU SINGH IPL Career          

A gentle soul but an aggressive performer on field, Rinku Singh is a young and talented Indian cricketer. He is known for his commendable batsmanship and his sporadic but brilliant bowling skills. Rinku belongs to the Uttar Pradesh state team and is dedicated towards his team. He became a household name after his entry in the 2017 IPL season after he was signed by Punjab Kings. He later went on to become a member of Kolkata Knight Riders in 2018, and is till date a very committed member of team KKR, despite him being replaced due to a serious injury. So far, Rinku has had an astonishing and promising career, but we still await his international debut. 


  RINKU SINGH Wiki Biography

Full nameRinku Khanchand Singh
Nickname Rinku 
BornOctober 12, 1997

(age 23)

Place of originAligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Cricketer 
Relatives Khanchandra (father)

Vina Devi (mother)

Neha (sister)

Teams associated withTeam Uttar Pradesh (2014- present) 

Punjab Kings (2017)

Kolkata Knight Riders (2018-21)

State teamUttar Pradesh
Batting Left handed batsman 
Bowling Right arm, off break


Early life

Rinku was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh to parents Khanchandra and Vina Devi. He belonged to a low income family of nine members and learned to face the challenges of life from a very young age. His father was an LPG supply and delivery agent while his mother was a homemaker. One of his siblings even rode an auto rickshaw to help sustain the family. Rinku studied up to class 9th in Aligarh, after which he decided to quit school due to his lack of academic inclination. Throughout his childhood, Rinku religiously followed cricket and was fascinated by the sport. After giving up his schooling, Rinku decided to learn to master his cricket skills and pursue cricket as his full time profession. Despite financial strain on the family, Rinku’s parents believed in his talent and fully supported him. He would often indulge in conversations about cricket with his siblings and was mesmerised by the game. 


Rinku was a fast and aggressive player on the field whose career took shape rapidly due to his amazing batsmanship. He made it to team Uttar Pradesh and qualified for the Under-16 team. He went on to get selected in the Under- 19 team and made it to the Under-23 team as well. He even competed for the Central Zone in the Under-19s. Rinku made his List A debut for his state team Uttar Pradesh in March 2014 at only 16 years of age. He later made his much awaited First Class debut in the Ranji Trophy tournament for Uttar Pradesh on Nov 5, 2016. His talent was instantly recognised by the spectators and the professionals and in the Ranji Trophy tournament in 2018, Rinku emerged as the main run scorer for his team Uttar Pradesh and by the end of the ten matches played in the tournament, he ended up scoring a total 953 runs.

It was Punjab Kings who first discovered his potential and decided to sign him in the 2017 IPL players’ auction for the base price of 10 lakhs. His popularity and talent went on to increase since his IPL debut and in 2018, Kolkata Knight Riders won him in the players’ auction for 80 lakhs, ahead of the 2018-19 season of Indian Premier League. KKR retained him in the team for future IPL seasons until he suffered a grave knee injury and had to be replaced before the 2021 IPL season.  Most of Rinku’s career path was upward and smooth, with only one controversy to his name. In 2019, the BCCI decided to suspend Rinku from playing cricket for 3 months after he participated in the Abu Dhabi Twenty20 tournament without consulting or seeking permission from the authorities. 

Physical Appearance

Rinku is very passionate about keeping his body in good shape and staying fit. He prefers to workout regularly and eat nutritious diet to maintain his body. Rinku currently weighs 65 kgs and works hard to maintain it. Rinku is of an average height and is 5 ft 5 inches tall. Rinku has a wheatish fair complexion and has a small face. His eyes are black and his hair is the same color as well. His biceps are 14 inches, while his chest is measured to be 34 inches. His waist size is 32 inches.   

Personal life and interests

Rinku practises cricket like a second religion and takes his career very seriously. He enjoys working out and practising with his current coach, Abhishek Nayar. Rinku is unmarried and currently single, wanting to focus on his career, though he is not against the institution of marriage. He practises Hinduism as his faith and is devoted to it. His jersey number for domestic cricket is #3. His favorite batsmen include Suresh Raina and Sachin Tendulkar. His zodiac sign as per is Libra. Rinku has varied interests, and he enjoys painting and travelling in his free time. He also loves to play Scrabble with his friends. He prefers Thai food over any other cuisine. Apart from Cricket, Rinku also enjoys playing and watching Football and his favorite footballers are Harry Kane and Jesse Lingard. His favorite color is Black. He is a very socially agreeable person and so far, Rinku has made great friends in his new IPL team, including Andre Russell, Nitish Kumar and Kuldeep. Rinku prioritizes his family above all and tries his best to spend quality time with them. Rinku also recently gifted his parents a car to thank them for their endless support. He also built his own house in UP so that he could live with his family comfortably. 


RINKU SINGH Net Worth Income

Rinku Singh’s estimated income is 1 million INR. When Punjab Kings bought Rinku in the IPL auction, they bagged him for the base price of 10 lakhs. Later, Kolkata Knight Riders bagged him in the IPL auction of 2018 for 80 lakhs, and they retained his salary amount for the next IPL season as well. So far, Rinku’s total IPL salary amounts to 33,000,000 INR.  His salary rank, as per the IPLs is 225.  

Social media handles

Rinku Singh is fairly active on social media despite a disciplined and busy life. Rinku has his own Youtube channel by the name Rinku Singh where he uploads videos of his matches or fitness regime. He is also very active on other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. His facebook username is @RinkuSinghOfficial and his Instagram handle is @rinkukumar12. He is often found uploading pictures from his matches and with his family on Instagram. He also posts pictures of the quality time he spends with his friends and likes to connect with fans online.