Trinidadian Born Rabindra "Robin" Singh was a former Cricketer who played for India. The 50 year old and former All Rounder was part of the India team that played in the 1999 Cricket World Cup in England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Netherlands where India made it to the Super Six stage.
He was known for his brilliant running between the wickets, diving efforts to make the crease and great fielding ability.Robin Singh was born in Princes Town, Trinidad to Indian Nadar parents, he moved to India early in his life and played his early cricket in Madras, India. He currently resides in Adayar, Chennai, although his parents still live in Trinidad.
Robin Singh made his debut for India in One Day Internationals against his region of birth West Indies on 11 March 1989 and steadily made his stamp on Indian Cricket from there on.
Robin Singh first moved into coaching when he took up the job of being the coach of the Hong Kong national cricket team in 2004. He helped Hong Kong qualify for the 2004 Asia Cup, where the team got to play against the heavy weights of World Cricket against Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India.
In 2006 Robin Singh was appointed the coach of India A cricket team, where he coached cricketers like Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa, a number of cricketers coached by Singh moved on to play for the national team. Singh was named the fielding coach of the Indian national team in 2007 and in 2008 he was also appointed the first head coach of Deccan Chargers franchise in the Indian Premier League.
Singh remained the fielding coach for the Indian team until October 2009 and is currently coach of the Mumbai Indians of the IPL, whom he led to the runners up position during the 2010 IPL season and winners of 2013 IPL season as well as the Winners of 2011 Champions League Twenty20. Robin Singh also coaches USA Under - 19 squad. In 2011, Singh also coached the United States women's cricket team at the World Cup Qualifier Tournament in Bangladesh.
Robin Singh's help to different teams has truly been a vital success throughout the years. Last year he was deputy to Desmond Haynes. Now that he is in the hot season for this year, he will be relishing the opportunity to take the Barbados Tridents to new heights and help them do better than their semi-final finish last season.
Robin Singh an intelligent man with a purpose.