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Renuka Thakur: The girl who lost her father at 3, left home for cricket at 13, shines in Commonwealth Games

Renuka Singh Thakur was just three when she lost her father Kehar Singh. She doesn’t have too many memories of her dad, but growing up, Renuka has heard several stories of her father’s love for cricket.

Hailing from the village of Parsa in Rohru, Himachal Pradesh, Kehar Renuka Singh Thakur was just three when she lost her father Kehar Singh. was a die-hard cricket fan, so much so that he named his elder son after Vinod Kambli. So, it was quite natural that cricket was a popular sport in the family, and while in school, Renuka, too, developed a passion for the game.

In the afternoons, as the local boys would play tennis ball cricket, Renuka, too, would join in. The friendly games would continue for hours and even before she could realise it, Renuka was in love with the game.

After a year or so, her uncle Bhupinder Singh Thakur persuaded the family to send a young Renuka to…

Read more at sportstar.thehindu.com

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