The family background of Kolkata Knight Riders star Rinku Singh is no longer a mystery to any cricket fan. Only if anyone was left to know about the struggles of the player, his masterclass against Gujarat Titans in the last over of an IPL 2023 match a week back made him the talk of the town. While fans, former cricketers and experts of the game are still in awe of Rinku’s brilliance against GT, the player continues to shine in the ongoing edition of the T20 mammoth.
Rinku comes from a humble background. His father used to deliver LPG cylinders and due to this his childhood went through a financial crisis. Cricket meant the world to Rinku and her determination and perseverance now sees her living her dream life.
Kings XI Punjab, now known as Punjab Kings, bought Rinku ahead of IPL 2017 at his base price of Rs 10 lakhs. Rinku took a big leap in the next season as this player was bought by KKR for Rs 80 lakhs. Since then he has remained a part of the franchise.
As Rinku is well settled, she now aims to make life better for other aspiring cricketers. He begins his mission by helping budding cricketers who are struggling with poverty.
Rinku is giving around 50 lakh rupees for the construction of a hostel in Aligarh, which will provide services to poor cricketers at a nominal cost. The New Indian Express,
As the hostel is being constructed on the land of Aligarh Cricket School and Academy spread over 15 acres owned by the district association, the new facility will also save time for cricket aspirants.
Masoodaj-Zafar Amini said, “He (Rinku Singh) always wanted to build a hostel for young sportspersons who do not have the financial resources to fulfill their dreams. Since he is financially strong now, he decided to build it.” Have decided to make it a reality.” In this report, Rinku’s childhood coach is a resident of Aligarh.
Koch said the hostel would be ready to function by next month.
While Rinku’s on-field show is impressing the fans more and more, his contribution off the field gives everyone another reason to cheer him.