Rex Rajkumar Singh Biography – Assam’s cricket sensation who took 10 wickets in an Innings!
Rex Rajkumar Singh was born on August 30, 2000, in Sagol Moirang Hanuba, a village in Manipur. Currently, we don’t have any information regarding his family.
From his very young age, he was good at sports. He learned Taekwondo, used to practice Football, then started playing tennis ball cricket in the local ground.
Mr. Rohendro Singh recognized his talent when he was just 10 years old and then started coaching him with the leather ball.
Bio Of Rex Rajkumar Singh:
|Full Name||Rex Rajkumar Singh|
|Date of Birth||August30, 2000|
|Age||18 Years (in 2019)|
|Birth Place||Imphal, Manipur, India|
|Height||5 ft. 6"
(167 cm) approx
(130 lbs) approx
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Coach||Mr. Pheiroizan Rohendro|
|Batting Style||Left-Handed Batsman|
|Bowling Style||Left-Arm Medium|
|First-Class Debut||Manipur vs Sikkim , Kolkata (November, 2018)|
|List-A Debut||Manipur vs Puducherry, Vadodra (September,2018)|
|T20 Debut||Manipur vs Rajasthan, Thiruvananthapuram (November 08, 2019)|
Later, Rex Singh became the first Manipuri and the second overall cricket player from North-East who represented India in Cricket. Assam’s Abu Nechim was the first player ever got selected from North-East.
On September 19, 2018, Rex started List-A career from Vijay Hazare Trophy against Puducherry. He bowled 6 overs in the match but didn’t get any wicket.
About one and a half months later, on November 01, 2019, he made his first-class cricket debut against Sikkim in Ranji Trophy. He took 3 wickets in the match and scored a total of 15 runs in the match.
He was selected for the U19 South Africa Tour in February 2019.
On November 08, 2019, he made his T20 debut against Rajasthan in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at Thiruvananthapuram.
10 Wickets in an Inning by Manipuri Cricketer :
On December 11, 2018. Manipur vs Arunachal Pradesh.
Singh’s stats were – 9.5 overs, 6 maidens, 11 runs, and 10 wickets! Believe us, These were the exact stats of that match. Out of his 10 wickets, 5 were bowled-out, 2 LBW, and 3 caught out.
And the interesting fact is that he missed 3 times to take a hat-trick.
In the first innings of the match, he took 5 wickets and in the second innings, he took 10 wickets, and a total of 15 wickets in the match.
Arunachal’s whole team collapsed at the score of 36 runs, and Rex Rajkumar Singh became the third Indian who took 10 wickets in an innings. Shubash Gupte and Anil Kumble were the last bowlers to do so.
In December 2019, Rex took 8 wickets at an economy of 2.75 against Mizoram in Ranji Trophy. He also scored 65 runs in the first innings. In the second innings of the match, he took 2 wickets and scored 10 runs, which leads to the Manipur’s victory in the plate group match. He also won the man of the match award for his incredible performance in the match.
Cricket Stats of Rex Singh:
Interesting Facts about Manipur’s Rex Singh:
- In Under- 16s cricket, he took 5 wickets in his very first match.
- His bowling action resembles Irfan Pathan.
- He missed his 12th exam board in 2017 because of a cricket tournament in which he was playing then.
- He made his List-A debut on September 19, 2018-19, in Vijay Hazare Trophy.
- In November 2018, both Manipur and Rex Singh made their debut in Ranji Trophy, as Manipur wasn’t allowed before to play Ranji.
- He was the leading taker with 26 wickets in 7 matches in Vinoo Mankad Trophy U19 One Day Limited Overs Zonal League 2018-19.
- Kagiso Rabada
- Shubman Gill
- Varun Chakravarthy
- Mithali Raj
- Ajaz Patel
- MD Thirushkamini
- Vijay Shankar
- Atharva Ankolekar
- Jofra C Archer
- Kona Srikar Bharat
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