Middle-order batter Jemimah Rodrigues said on Wednesday that eight players from the country in the recently concluded Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) prove just how much talent India really has. Jemimah had represented Melbourne Renegades in the recently closed WBBL and the righthanded batter was in good form, picking up where she left off in the inaugural edition of The Hundred.
“Yes, I would definitely try to continue with the form. Everyone would be happy to do that. It’s more exciting to do it in the colors of India and the ultimate goal is to do everything I can to help the team win and play according to I will work towards it, very excited, looking forward to next year as it will be a busy year,” Jemimah told ANI here at an event, where she joined Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia and Shafali Verma signed an MoU with Hyundai.
“I think it will be a blessing for all of us, we were in Australia for a long time. This experience will serve us well, eight Indians played in the WBBL and that speaks volumes about the talent we have in India. I think that it will be very exciting for all of us and we can’t wait to play for India again,” she added.
Over the years, Jemimah has developed a great bond with lead-off hitter Smriti Mandhana. Jemimah rated Mandhana’s century in the day-night Test against Australia very highly and she was full of praise.
“I think even in the ODIs, Smriti Mandhana would have scored 80 odd. She was hitting exceptionally well, she had double the pressure in the day-night test to turn that 80 into a 100. She was very nervous then she was hitting 80 odd at night. It was so much fun watching Smriti hit, it was one of her best innings. It was effortless, I was really happy to see her hit,” said Jemimah.
“Whatever you do, you are expected. It’s been a learning process for me, I love the sport and that’s why I play it. I just have to go out and do the things I’ve done,” added the 21 -year-old.
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