Misha has the distinction of being India’s National Squash champion for
5 consecutive years from 1992 -1997. She rose as high as No.27 in the world and
was elected to the Board of the Women’s International Squash Players Association
from 1994 - 1998. She is the only Indian, till date, man or woman,
to serve on the apex committee of an International Squash Association.
In 1996 Misha won Silver at the Asian Squash Championships.
In 1997 Misha temporarily stopped competing, solely due to the absence of
sponsorship support. The Citibank Athlete Support Program has provided Misha
with the proverbial “second wind” and she is back training hard in her
quest for gold at the Asian Games. This is exactly what the program aims to do:
allow an athlete to go as far as his/her potential and commitment can take
him/her,without worrying about the expense involved.
"I think the Citibank Athlete Support Program couldn’t have come at a better
time, as the country is approaching the next century and it is time for
corporate houses to wake up and realise that, if they want sport in India
to move from the pretty much insignificant levels it is at today,that corporate
responsibility and financial support is imperative. With Citibank’s
pioneering program that will support athletes in their training in the run
up to the Commonwealth and Asian Games, a major step has been taken in that
- National Champion and ranked No.1 in India 1992-’97.
- Silver medallist at the 1997 Asian Squash Championships and
currently rankedNo.2 in Asia.
- Member of the Indian team that won bronze at the 1992
Asian Squash Championships.
- Career highest ranking of 27 in the World.