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Rinku Singh Helps Impoverished Cricketers

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Rinku Singh Helps Impoverished Cricketers

The Kolkata Knight Riders have a star player in Rinku Singh, whose family background is no longer a secret to any cricket fan. Rinku's recent masterclass against the Gujarat Titans in the last over of an IPL 2023 match made him the talk of the town. His brilliant performance has left fans, former cricketers, and experts in awe, and he continues to shine in the ongoing edition of the T20 extravaganza.

Rinku's humble background is well-known among his fans. His father used to deliver LPG cylinders, and Rinku's childhood was marked by a lack of money. Despite this, cricket meant the world to him, and his determination and perseverance helped him achieve his dream of playing in the IPL.

The Kings XI Punjab, now known as Punjab Kings, bought Rinku for his base price of Rs 10 lakh ahead of IPL 2017. The next season saw Rinku taking a big jump as he was bought for Rs 80 lakh by KKR. Since then, he has remained a part of the franchise and has become an essential player for the team.

Now that Rinku is financially secure, he wants to make life better for other aspiring cricketers. His mission is to lend a helping hand to poverty-stricken budding cricketers. Rinku is giving around Rs 50 lakh for the construction of a hostel in Aligarh that will provide services to poor cricketers at a marginal cost.

According to a report in The New Indian Express, the hostel is being built on the land of the Aligarh Cricket School and Academy, which is spread over 15 acres owned by the district association. The new facility will also save time for cricket aspirants.

Rinku's childhood coach from Aligarh, Masooduz-Zafar Amini, said, "He always wanted to build a hostel for young players who do not have financial resources to pursue their dreams. As he is financially sound now, he has decided to make it a reality." The coach added that the hostel would be ready to function by next month.

"Around a dozen of our trainees will shift to the hostel. Presently, they pay hefty rent but here they can get rooms and food at a marginal cost. Besides, they don't have to waste time and money on travel as well," said the coach.

"Almost 90 per cent of the work is done. It will get ready by next month. Rinku will inaugurate it once he is back from the IPL. Hopefully, this facility will make life easier for these youngsters," he concluded.

Rinku's on-field show has impressed fans, but his off-field contributions have given everyone another reason to hail him. His generosity and dedication to helping aspiring cricketers from impoverished backgrounds have made him a role model for many.

Rinku Singh's story is one of determination, perseverance, and generosity. He has overcome a difficult childhood to become a successful cricketer and is now using his success to help others achieve their dreams. His contributions to the sport and society make him a true hero and an inspiration to many. We wish him all the best for his future endeavors.


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