Ever since the beginning of the Indian T20 League in 2008, the tournament has witnessed rags-to-riches stories almost every year. One of those highly inspiring stories has been that of Rinku Singh.
Rinku Singh is a left-handed batter, hailing from Aligarh and he started his cricketing career by representing Uttar Pradesh at the age-group level. Considering his performances at that level, he was fast-tracked to the senior team. In March 2014, Rinku made his List A debut for Uttar Pradesh and later that month, he would go on to make his T20 debut.
A couple of years later, in 2016, he made his first-class debut for Uttar Pradesh against Punjab during the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy season. In 2017, the Punjab franchise picked him for their squad, however, he was released by the franchise after just one season. In the following year, the Kolkata franchise showed faith in him and acquired his services for the 2018 season. Prior to the 2022 mini-auction, the Kolkata franchise retained him for the 2023 Indian T20 League season.
Rinku Singh bats in the middle order for Uttar Pradesh as well as for the Kolkata franchise. He can also roll his arm over with his off-spin. Moreover, he is swift across the field and is a safe catcher. His skill set makes him one of the most exciting players at the moment.