|Nickname||Baadshah India Today|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 180 cm
in meters– 1.8 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 11”
|International Debut||Yet to make|
|Domestic/State Team||• Chhattisgarh
• Delhi Daredevils
• Mumbai Cricket Association XI
• Rajasthan Royals
• Rizvi Mumbai
|Batting Style||Right-arm offbreak|
|Bowling Style||Right-hand bat|
|Date of Birth||21 November 1991 (Thursday)|
|Age (as of 2020)||29 Years|
|Birthplace||Bhilai, Madhya Pradesh|
|Hometown||Bhilai, Madhya Pradesh|
|College/University||Achariya College, Puducherry|
|Educational Qualification||According to a source cited below, Shashank Singh pursued Masters of Commerce Degree from Acharya College, Puducherry in 2017. The Asian Age|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Mother– Sunita Singh (Worked at Reliance Infocomm)
Father– Name not known (Police personnel)
Sister– Shrutika Singh (Works at ONGC Mumbai)
|Actress(s)||Alia Bhatt & Sara Ali Khan|
|Film Dialogue||Yeh Dimag Ka khel hai, Jo Dil se Khela Jata hai (From Iqbal)|
|Sports women||Saina Nehwal & P. V. Sindhu|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Shashank Singh
- Shashank Singh is a hard-hitting batting all-rounder who plays domestic cricket for Chhattisgarh cricket team. Considering his ability to take bowlers to the cleaners with his range hitting prowess, he has been procured by multiple franchises including Delhi Daredevils & Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2017; however, he is yet to get an opportunity to feature in a match of the coveted tournament.
- Shashank started playing cricket when he was 8 years old. He took his initial cricket coaching in Madhya Pradesh till the age of 17 years, and later, in 2008, moved to Mumbai, seeking better cricket coaching and opportunities.
- The greatest challenge for the 17-year-old young Shashank Singh after coming to Mumbai was to find a suitable cricket academy from where he could pursue his cricket career. He joined the Vidya Paradkar Cricket Academy in 2008 and started coaching there under the adept of Vidya Paradkar, a veteran cricket coach who has been training young cricketers in Mumbai for more than three decades. Shashank attributes all his success to Vidya Paradkar. While talking about Paradkar’s contribution to his cricket career in an interview with Sportskeeda, Shashank said,
Vidya Sir really helped me out as I practiced under his guidance; without him, it wouldn’t have been possible. From my stance to my specific shots, he is the one I share all my technical problems with”
- After learning the specifics of cricket from Vidya Paradkar, he joined Mumbai’s DY Patil Sports Academy and started playing club level cricket for their team.
- In 2015, he first came to note of the Mumbai selectors after he played an unbeaten inning of 65 runs off 23 balls. This inning helped him get into the Mumbai’s T20 team, as he made his domestic cricket debut on 1 April 2015 in a T20 match against Cuttack in the 2015-16 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
- On 10 December 2015, he made his List-A cricket debut in a match against Punjab, played in Hyderabad.
- Considering his cracking performances in the domestic cricket circuit, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) for his base price Rs. 10 lakh in the players’ auctions ahead of Indian Premier League 2017.
- In 2019, Shashank moved to Chhattisgarh to continue the rest of his cricket career with Chhattisgarh cricket team. On 9 December 2019, he played his maiden Ranji Trophy match, representing Chhattisgarh in a match against Odisha.
- The Rajasthan Royals bought him in the 2019 & 2020 seasons of the IPL. However, he did not get to play a match in both the seasons.
- In an interview with Read Scoops, a sports and entertainment news portal, Shashank was asked about what keeps him hustling for his dream (to play for international cricket for India), even after knowing there are minimal chances for players to make a place in the Indian cricket team considering the extent of competition in the sport. Responding to the question, he told,
Competitive cricket in India involves a lot of practice and patience, as sometimes, you may not get selected even after playing well. All you have to do is keep working hard, keep believing and wait for your time, which will come eventually. I’ve been more motivated and mentally tough. Someday, I’ll get my chance for sure.”
- Shashank, a fitness enthusiast, draws inspiration from the Indian captain Virat Kohli to stay fit. While talking about the Indian captain, Shashank said,
Not only me, Virat Kohli inspires everyone in the world. He is playing all three formats and doing great. You won’t see a difference in him in the first Test of the series and the last Test. The commitment level is the same – that is fitness. He is the best in the world”