Jemimah Rodrigues shares her days as a budding cricketer

Jemimah Rodrigues

Jemimah Rodrigues, the 22-year-old, will be one of those most demanded players in the coming auction of the Women’s Premier League (WPL). In 2018, she made her international debut. Since then, she has bagged 1575 runs in the 75 T20I matches she played. Jemmy also has scored 394 runs for the Indian team in 21 ODI matches.

Recently, Jemimah spoke out about the struggles she face in her early days in Mumbai. She also talked about her future and expectations from the inaugural session of WPL. The 22-year-old also narrated how she loved cricket while growing up and how she to got into it.

While speaking to Jio Cinema, Jemimah said,

“I just loved playing cricket, and all I wanted to do was that. So, wherever we would get players, you know – a lot of times we didn’t have grounds at that time – especially for a girl playing cricket in India was pretty odd at that time. I would not say it’s not happening. But I personally and my dad, who was my coach, didn’t know that women’s cricket existed. I just played for the pure joy of playing cricket.”

‘I’m sure it’s going to be special’: Jemimah on the WPL auction

Jemimah Rodrigues spoke on different types of subjects. She talked about the legendary Sachin Tendulkar who she considers as her role model. She grew up idolizing Tendulkar to the fullest. She even shared her feelings regarding the WPL auction to be held on February 13.

Jemimah said,

“We have always watched the men’s IPL and how the auctions are going to be. I was already glued to it and it is very exciting. So, we always imagine what it would be like for us to experience that kind of moment, but we have not experienced that yet because it has not yet happened. But when it happens, I’m sure it’s going to be special because it’s the first edition of the WPL.”

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