Thirush Kamini’s full name is Murugesan Dikeshwashankar Thirush Kamini. She is one of the most prominent Cricket players of Indian Women’s Cricket team. She has played more than 38 International One-day matches for Indian Women’s Cricket team. Thirushkamini was born on 30th July 1990 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. She was a young passionate player and started practicing when she was merely six years old. Her father, Dickshwashanakr, has been a great support to her in pursuing her career in Sports. He coached her ever since he found out about her interest. He himself was a hockey player for Tamil Nadu. Along with her sports career, she completed her education. She did her schooling from Sacred Heart Church Park School. She attended M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women for her graduation and Post graduation from Chennai.
She received her MPhil from Madras University. She represented at the State level when she was sixteen years old in under-16 Cricket team. Later she continued to play in Senior State at the age of ten. When she was 15 years old she represented in under-21 Cricket team of India. The team toured to Pakistan where she was awarded Woman of the Match. This is not all, she went on to play for the nation and won the award of Woman of the series as a debutant n the tournament. She also won Allan Border Gavaskar scholarship in 2007. This scholarship promised her with the training at the Centre of Excellence, Brisbane, Australia. Thirushkamini’s auspicious awards include three BCCI Player of the Year, making her the only woman cricketer to have achieved this. In 2007-2008 and 2012-2013 she won Senior Player of the year and in 2007-2008 she won Junior Player of the Year.
She also took over Mithali Raj’s record for the highest run by scoring a 100 from 146 balls in her first match of ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 which was also her first World Cup game and also was successful in becoming the first woman to score a century in World Cup. Her best score as an opener is 192 of 430 balls in a test match against South Africa. She is the first women to score a century in qualifiers. She is a contracted BCCI grade A player. She was declared out for Obstructing the field, the only woman cricketer in the history of the game. She worked at the railway's department and played for them as well. She has come a long way; she started young and was a tiny one in the team, also started playing with boys who would feel humiliated by being beaten up by a girl. She has proved her assets at every level and took her challenges with great enthusiasm setting a benchmark for every girl wanting to pursue her career in sports against all odds.