Rinku Singh used to be a middle class boy living in a small house of 2 rooms. To raise the family, he even hit the broom. The same Rinku has become the first batsman in the history of cricket to end the match by hitting 5 consecutive sixes in the last over. Rinku was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in 2018 for 80 lakhs. According to the IPL, this was a very low price, but Rinku’s statement came that no one in my family had ever seen so much money. After what Rinku did in the last over against Gujarat, the whole world is saying that we have never seen anything like this in any cricket match. Rinku Singh hit Yash Dayal’s bowling for 5 consecutive sixes and won the lost match to KKR. KKR needed 29 runs in the last over to win. The ball was in the hands of Yash Dayal. While Umesh Yadav was on strike. Umesh takes a single off the first ball, strike goes to Rinku.
Second ball of the over… Full toss outside off. Rinku sends it over wide longoff for a six. Third ball, lower full toss towards the leg stump… Rinku sends it skyrocketing outside the deep backward square leg boundary. Fourth ball, full toss again… Rinku collects six runs on this over long off… Now 10 runs were needed from the last 2 balls. The heartbeat of the audience watching the match was increasing. Fifth ball Short pitched delivery outside off stump…. Rinku sends it outside the long on boundary and collects 6 more runs. Now 4 runs were needed off the last ball. This ball too short pitched outside the off stump… Rinku hit the shot with full force… The ball flew outside the long off boundary. Kolkata won the match by 3 wickets in the last over.
Rinku comes from a very poor home. His father used to deliver gas cylinders from door to door. And the whole family lived in a two-room house adjacent to the same cylinder distribution agency. Rinku is the third among 5 children of this family living near Aligarh Stadium. Rinku has an elder brother who drives an autorickshaw, while the other one works in a coaching centre. After being sold for 80 lakhs, Rinku Singh had given a statement that he had thought that he would go for 20 lakhs. But I got 80 lakhs. After getting the money, the first thought that came to my mind was that I would be able to contribute to my brother’s marriage. And I will also be able to save money for my sister’s marriage. And will shift to a better house. Middle class boys think of family first after earning money. They feel that if they contribute even a little to the family, then life becomes successful.
Actually Rinku had seen very bad days before this day. His family had a debt of 5 lakhs 3 years before this auction. And it was not easy to return this money in the earning of this family. Rinku, who had failed in ninth class, was not very good in studies. That’s why he knew that his luck could be reversed only by cricket. In such a situation, he focused his full attention on this. Rinku used to play for the UP Under-19 team at that time. And he used to spend all his earnings from here to repay this loan. Rinku had said about this, father and brother used to earn only 6-7 thousand in a month. My family is a bit big, so I had no choice but to focus on cricket. Struggled a lot in life.
Rinku’s family’s faith in him increased when he got a motorcycle after being Man of the Series in a tournament in Delhi. Now father started delivering cylinders through this motorcycle. Although the situation was still not very good. In such a situation, Rinku asked his brother to get some work done. He had told about this, wherever he took me, I was made to do the work of cleaning and mopping. When I returned home, I told my mother that I would not go there again. Let me try my luck in cricket. After buying Rinku Singh for 80 lakhs in IPL 2023, the Kolkata team retains him every year. At last Rinku showed her mettle. Gave Kolkata the most exciting match in cricket history. The struggle that started with sweeping and mopping is now paying off. Middle class family boy is rocking the world.