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Indian athlete Renuka Singh opens up about her mother’s emotional distress: ‘After every loss, she begins to cry’

Renuka Singh, a star India seamer, has risen in international cricket since her debut in 2021. The 27-year-old was recently sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Women’s Premier League Auction 2023 for a hefty INR 1.5 crore. Renuka recently appeared on Jio Cinema’s ‘Aakash Vani,’ which was presented by former India opener Aakash Chopra.

During the episode, she disclosed her mother’s emotional attachment to the Indian women’s team, claiming that if they lose a match, she starts weeping.

“If my mood stays depressed, my mother’s mood will likewise be depressed. For my part, I have to win the matches for my mother because when we lose, she starts crying. Thus, before every match, I always tell Smriti that we must win at whatever cost, because I must win for my mother. “My mom simply wants the team to win; she doesn’t care whether her daughter is playing or not; she just wants us to win the match, and that’s it,” Renuka said.

“Recently, I took her to see the match against Australia, and after we lost the first set, she began shouting, You have lost! I began to weep. If you enjoy this, please go home, I said. Following that, she began lecturing me again, and I just told her to go to sleep. So, during the following match, Harry (Harmanpreet Kaur) said we had to win, and I was thinking, Please, because otherwise my mom would weep again. “I’m under tremendous pressure to win the match for my mother,” she continued.

Renuka also shared how much his father loved cricket, naming her brother ‘Vinod’ after former cricketer Vinod Kambli. She also discussed her father’s ambition for his children to become cricketers.

“As I grew up, I began questioning my mum about my father, and other people also used to relate the tale, so my mom used to tell me that he was a tremendous lover of cricket and also had a desire that one of his children should represent India at any cost. Additionally, anytime there was a match, he would turn off his phone and sit with his pals to watch it, and he would not move up from that position for the duration of the game. He wasn’t usually home on time. “Maybe that’s why Dad called my brother Vinod after former cricketer Vinod Kambli,” the Indian seamer said.