Indian all-rounder played more than 100 international matches
Tried his hand in coaching after retirement from international cricket
New Delhi. Although there have been many players in Indian cricket who were born abroad, but this is the only foreign-born cricketer to play more than 100 ODIs. This all-rounder, who made his mark with batting as well as tight fielding, left the West Indies at the age of 19. As an all-rounder, Robin Singh made his Test debut for India in October 1998, which proved to be the last Test match of his career. The story of Robin Singh playing for Team India from West Indies is also very interesting.
Robin Singh, who learned cricket from the age of 7, used to play school and club level cricket in the West Indies in the early days. This former right-handed batsman told in an interview a few years ago that many years ago a cricket team named Hyderabad Blue from India had gone to play a match in the West Indies. Then he played for Trinidad against Hyderabad. Robin’s performance in that match was good. At the same time someone had offered him to come to India.
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Was a part of Ranji champion team
In the year 1984, Robin Singh’s parents moved to India. He gave up his citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago to pursue his son’s career in India. After some time, Robin was selected in the Ranji team of Tamil Nadu. In Ranji, Tamil Nadu ended the drought of 33 years and won the title. Then this promising player made an entry in Team India as soon as he saw it.
Robin Singh made his debut against West Indies
Robin Singh played his first international match for India in 1989. He got a chance to make his Test debut against the same team in the country in which he was born. In the year 1999, Robin was a part of the Indian team in the World Cup. Robin has 2336 runs in 136 ODIs, which includes one century and 9 half-centuries. After saying goodbye to international cricket, Robin Singh tried his hand at coaching. He has also been the coach of the record 5-time champion IPL franchise Mumbai Indians.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 25, 2023, 15:22 IST