Highlights

  • Rinku was ruled out of IPL 2021 due to injury
  • KKR bought Rinku in 2017
  • Rinku Singh was the leading run-scorer for Uttar Pradesh in 2018-19 Ranji Trophy

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IPL 2022: The inspirational story of a self-believer Rinku Singh

Rinku Singh was the leading run-scorer for Uttar Pradesh in the group stage of Ranji Trophy 2018-19

Kolkata Knight Riders' Rinku Singh was undoubtedly the star in KKR's match against Lucknow Super Giants. KKR were 5 wickets down when Singh came to bat and scored 40 runs in just 15 balls. However, Kolkata lost the game to Lucknow by 2 runs.

The story of Aligarh-born Rinku Singh is nothing less than an amazing inspirational story which involves rejection, dejection, injury and a brilliant comeback.

The 24-year old southpaw considered getting a job as a sweeper in his early days but later found an interest in cricket.

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Rinku was bought by Punjab Kings in IPL 2017 and was bought by Kolkata in 2018. Despite his presence in IPL, the leading run-scorer for Uttar Pradesh in the group stage of Ranji Trophy 2018-19, didn't get many chances to play in IPL.

But right through IPL 2022, Rinku emerged as KKR's Mr Dependable and scored runs whenever he got a chance. In the 7 matches he played, Rinku smashed 174 runs with a strike rate of close to 150. KKR's season might have ended but with Rinku Singh shining bright, the team has something to look forward to next year.

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