Indian women’s cricket team star Jemimah Rodrigues has named her favourite current and former cricketer. Jemimah Rodrigues needs little introduction. She is now one of the most important members of the Indian team. In 2018, she was instrumental in India’s march to the semifinal of the World T20 in the Caribbeans.
A few months later, she helped India win an ODI series in New Zealand. Towards the end of 2019, she broke into the top five of the T20I batting rankings. Earlier this year, the right-handed batter helped India make it to their first-ever T20 World Cup final in Australia.
Coming to her favourite cricketers, she named two Mumbai stalwarts. The right-handed batter named legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar as her inspiration growing up before picking India opener Rohit Sharma as his favourite among current players.
“When I was a child, not just me but everyone in India, it’s always been Sachin Tendulkar. Growing up, only one name I knew in cricket and that was Sachin Tendulkar. If he’s batting, India’s winning. Once he’s out, the TVs go off. That’s how it was. So growing up, it was definitely Sachin sir,” Jemimah Rodrigues told Sportskeeda.
“Now Sachin sir is still there, and also Rohit Sharma, I really love his batting,” she added.
The 19-year old has so far played 16 ODI and 43 T20Is, scoring 372 and 930 runs respectively. She is likely to be seen in action in the first week of November during the Women’s T20 Challenge, in which she will represent the Supernovas.
The men’s Indian Premier League event is set to be held between September 19 and November 10 in UAE. The women’s event will also be fit in to the schedule and is likely to take place during IPL’s playoffs week.