Kolkata Knight Riders’ batter Rinku Singh is spending ₹50 lakh to build hostel for underprivileged cricketers in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. The hostel will house more than 50 children and provide them with the necessary facilities.
Born in a humble family in Aligarh to a father who worked for an LPG company as a cylinder-delivery executive, Rinku Singh spent his childhood in a dilapidated, tin-roofed house, alongside his nine-member family. He has committed to providing the poor youth with the facilities he never had. He persevered as a budding cricketer and now wishes to provide opportunities for young cricketers who face similar financial struggles.
The hostel will have 14 rooms and each one can accommodate four trainees. A shed and a pavilion, and separate toilets are being constructed. These trainees can have food at the canteen being run at the place. The facility will cost around Rs 50 lakh, and the whole expenditure is being borne by the cricketer.
Rinku Singh has been outstanding in the Indian Premier League 2023 season. He smashed five consecutive sixes on the last five deliveries of a match against the Gujarat Titans, securing a win for the Kolkata Knight Riders. So far, he has scored 174 runs in five matches at an impressive strike rate of 162.62 in this IPL.