It has been two more than two months that the tenth edition of the IPL is over but for Rinku Singh, the memories of the marquee tournament is still afresh.
While being at the KSCA stadium to support India A who are playing against South Africa A, SporStar Live caught up withe the new KKR recruit for a chat.
IPL has brought a big change to his life says Rinku who was roped in by the Shahrukh Khan-owned franchise for Rs 80 lakhs.
The tournament helped him fulfill his primary dream — that of moving his family to a newly-built duplex house from a two-room space within a gas distribution company’s storage compound.
“I had to build a house. People were happy when I was selected in the IPL. Now, everything is good. I have a house of my own now. My dream was to provide a better life to my family. I bought a new bike as well,” he told Sportstar after jumping down from the enclosure.
He misses the IPL post-match gatherings, says Rinku. “It was a lot of fun; imagine dancing with Andre Russell after every win. I got batting tips from Jacques Kallis and Simon Katich. The trainer also trained me well, it showed in the fielding. It is the best team as they paid attention to players individually,” he said.
He signed off by saying that he is close friends with Kuldeep Yadav his fellow UP teammate. “We have lived like brothers. Whenever we would watch horror films, I would end up sleeping in his room out of fright. When Raina [Suresh] bhai comes to UP, the atmosphere is upbeat in the dressing room. People enjoy his company,” said Singh, who is now setting short term goals. “I will now start preparing for the one-dayers in the upcoming domestic season.”
(Inputs from Sportstar Live)