RP Singh’s father passes away due to COVID-19

RP Singh received a jolt on 12th May 2021 as his father passed away after he was infected with Covid-19. During the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Singh, who was a part of the commentary team had left the IPL bio bubble as his father was ill.

But then, Singh’s father passed away on 12th May 2021. The same was confirmed by the former cricketer himself. He tweeted that this father left for heavenly abode on Wednesday after suffering from the dangerous virus.

A number of Indian cricketers have lost their fathers due to Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has left a number of cricketers in a bereaved state. The likes of Chetan Sakariya, Piyush Chawla, and now RP Singh have lost their fathers due to Covid-19.

On the cricketing side of things, RP Singh represented India in 14 Tests, 58 ODIs, and 10 T20Is. While the left-arm seamer scalped 40 wickets in the white flannels, he also picked up 69 wickets in the ODI format of the game. In T20I cricket, Singh picked up 15 wickets. RP Singh played his last international match for India in the year 2011, against England at Sophia Gardens.

In his final international match for India, Singh bowled 7 overs, gave away 51 runs, and scalped a solitary wicket. Singh was also a part of the IPL and featured in 82 IPL matches. He scalped 90 wickets in the Indian T20 league and scalped them at an average of 25.98 and an excellent strike rate of 19.72.

Singh also won the Purple Cap award during the 2009 edition of the IPL that was held in South Africa. In the 16 matches he played in the 2nd IPL edition, he picked up 23 wickets and picked them up at an average of 18.13 and a strike rate of 15.56.