Jemimah Rodrigues recognizes her strengths and does not feel the need to alter them in order to imitate strong players like skipper Harmanpreet Kaur or graceful times like Smriti Mandhana.
Jemimah Rodrigues recognizes her strengths and does not feel the need to alter them in order to imitate strong players like skipper Harmanpreet Kaur or graceful times like Smriti Mandhana. India defeated Barbados by a score of 100 runs thanks in large part to Jemimah’s key innings of 56 off 46 balls, which had a different structure than those of Harmanpreet or Shafali Verma.
“Smriti had previously told me that in order to participate in the IPL [Women’s T20 Challenge] in 2019, you don’t have to be a Harmanpreet Kaur or a Smriti Mandhana. A Jemimah Rodrigues is a must. I think I understand that job, and it’s helping me, Jemimah said after the game.
What other people think doesn’t really matter to Jemimah.
“I have joined the team as a member. It doesn’t matter what other people think as long as I can play that character. I just want to provide as much as I can to the group, and if the team dynamics work out, we have Shafali, Smriti, and Harman.
She isn’t afraid to say that power hitting isn’t her strongest trait, but she continues to work on it in order to improve her utility in shorter games.
“It goes without saying that my power play has improved, but what’s more important is that I’ve learned more about my game. I’m a placer; I don’t have a lot of power. I have good fielding instincts and can hit for both singles and doubles. She remarked, “I consider that to be my strength.”
Jemimah is certain that she can progressively increase her strike rate, even if she doesn’t hit many sixes.
“I still manage to have a respectable strike rate despite the lack of flare in my game. I’ve realized that the only person I can be to succeed is Jemimah Rodrigues, and no one else. This is what has benefited me, she continued.
She emphasized their working connection as well as Ramesh Power’s advancement of her to position three, which she views as the ideal circumstance for her to succeed.
She recalled that Ramesh [Powar] Sir had instructed her to prepare for game number three after the last encounter. I was prepared for both because I was getting ready. Jemimah stated that even though I was practicing in the nets with our side-arm (throwdown) expert, I was ready for both since you never know when the team might need you.
“However, Number 3 is my favorite, and I will keep it that way. I’m glad I could participate and help the team and the plan out there. The team benefited from it, she continued.
The cricketer, who was born in Mumbai, continued by claiming that the opportunities she had while competing for the Northern Superchargers in The Hundred the year before had been crucial in helping her adapt to the English game and giving her the confidence she needed to perform well at the CWG in Birmingham.
According to Jemimah, the finest part of the “Hundred” was getting the chance to play under English rules, something I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to do otherwise.
“In my opinion, it occurs when you score runs on the field. Even when playing at home, you have confidence in every game. The same thing happened to me. Being given the opportunity to play with the Northern Superchargers was a blessing for me.