Indian pacer Renuka Singh Thakur took the world by storm as she registered figures of 4 for 18 against Australia during the Group A opening game of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Friday. She ran through the Aussie top order and dismissed Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning and Tahlia McGrath.
Renuka Singh Thakur was born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh on 01 February 1996 and lost her father at the tender age of three. She then fell in love with the game during her school days. Her uncle Bhupinder Singh Thakur pushed her family to enroll Renuka in the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Academy’s women’s residential academy at the age of 15.
Soon, the pacer made her presence felt and broke into the state team and bagged 21 wickets in the 2018-19 season. These performances led to her selection in the Challenger Trophy, followed by an India A call-up for the tour of Australia. She then made her national team debut against Australia at Carrara on 7 October 2021. Then on 18 February 2022, Thakur was called up in the ODI team against New Zealand.
Here’s all you need to about Renuka Singh Thakur
Name: Renuka Singh Thakur
Age: 26 Years
Born on: 01 February 1996
Birthplace: Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Profession: Right-arm medium-fast bowler
Teams played: India Women Green, India Women Board President XI, India B Women, India Women, India A Women, Trailblazers.
Wickets taken: 10
Strike rate: 22.8
Runs scored: 2
Strike rate: 33.33
Wickets taken: 7
Strike rate: 20.5
Runs scored: 1