Rudra Pratap Singh or RP Singh, one of the best left-arm bowlers produce by India in the 2000s has announced his retirement formally on September 4, 2018.
RP Singh hails from Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh and is an alumnus of Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow. He represented India in the 2004 U19 World Cup and debuted for UP in FC cricket in 2003/04.
RP Singh made his India debut in an ODI against Zimbabwe in 2005 and won a Man of the match in his third ODI ever against Sri Lanka. RP Singh later made his Test debut against Pakistan in Faisalabad and won Man of the match.
His best performance for India came in the inaugural World T20 in 2007, where he picked up 12 wickets including a four-wicket haul against South Africa.
RP Singh was also highly successful in the IPL, winning the purple cap for Deccan Chargers in 2009 when the team won the IPL title. In all, RP Singh played 14 Tests, 58 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India and picked up a total of 124 wickets in a career spanning from 2005-2011.
His last Test match came against England in Cardiff in 2011, but he continued in the domestic cricket for UP and Gujarat. But he has transformed into a successful cricket pundit especially in Hindi.