Jemimah Rodrigues
Jemimah Rodrigues (Credits: Twitter)

Jemimah Rodrigues needs little introduction. The Indian women team’s star has not looked back since earning her maiden international call up in 2018. She had earned the call after a prolific domestic season in which she scored 1013 runs at an average of 112.56 in the inter-state Under-19 tournament, including an unbeaten 202. She had also picked up 19 wickets with her offspin.

Jemimah Rodrigues 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. The tournament ended on a bad note for the Women in Blue as they were thrashed by Australia by 85 runs in the final.

Jemimah Rodrigues had started the competition on a good note by playing knocks of 26 and 34 in the first two games but failed to perform well in the following games. She could not even open her account in the final.

Jemimah Rodrigues
Jemimah Rodrigues (Credits: Twitter)

‘Want to play under MS Dhoni’:

Just like other cricketers, Jemimah Rodrigues is also currently at home because of the coronavirus pandemic. And she recently did a live session on Instagram. A lot of cricketers have been doing it in recent days to spend their time. The likes of Kevin Pietersen, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal did live sessions on Instagram.

Coming to Jemimah Rodrigues’ live session, one of the fans asked her to name the male captain under whose captaincy she would like to play. And the cricket star had little difficulty in revealing the name of the captain as she said she would like to play under MS Dhoni.

“None other than MS Dhoni. You have grown up watching him and what he did in the World Cups, winning those two World Cups. We have heard so much in interviews and so many people say that they have never seen a captain like MS Dhoni. So, it’s always like a fantasy that one day I’ll play under him,” said Jemimah.

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