Former India pacer RP Singh’s father succumbs to Covid-19

Last Updated: Wednesday, 12 May 2021 (22:07 IST)
New Delhi: Former India fast bowler RP Singh’s father Shiv Prasad Singh passed away on Wednesday due to Covid-19.

The cricketer took to Twitter to share the news of his father’s demise.
 
“It is with deepest grief and sadness we inform the passing away of my father, Mr Shiv Prasad Singh. He left for his heavenly abode on 12th May after suffering from Covid. We request you to keep my beloved father in your thoughts and prayers. RIP Papa,” tweeted.
 
The pacer who played 14 Tests, 58 ODIs and 10 T20Is, was part of the Indian team that won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007.
 
He took the retirement at the age of 32 in 2018 and had ventured into other commitments around cricket.
 
Singh was also part of the Advisory Committee that chose the selection committee members for the senior national team.