The Story of Jemimah Rodrigues – From Shivaji Park to Sydney Showground

On the 5th of September, the nation will celebrate Teacher’s Day. Teachers have a vast array of roles in our life. Watching them, we learn. We are inspired to strive for betterment. In women’s cricket, we, too, have a teacher. What’s more incredible is the fact that she was born on the same day as Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishna.

Seeing a girlchild aged 4, play cricket with season ball is astonishing. The girl has an abundance of such moments where her talent leaves everyone in awe. The girl is 20 years old now and the world knows her by the names of Jemimah Rodrigues. She is the perfect teacher for players who are looking to wear blue Jersey for the Indian side in the future.

 

Jemimah Rodrigues. Women's T20 World Cup 2020
Jemimah Rodrigues. Women’s T20 World Cup 2020

 

Her journey started at her home as her first coach was her dad only. His role as Junior Coach in school helped here. Not only cricket, at her childhood days, but she was also a wonderful player of hockey. When she was a kid, she had to choose between hockey and cricket. And the answer was Cricket as everyone knows now. However, what everyone won’t know is the fact that she was selected into the Under-19 side and made her debut into the category when she was just 12 years or so.

 

Jemimah Rodrigues Childhood at Shivaji Park
Jemimah Rodrigues Childhood at Shivaji Park

 

Moreover, if you need someone to teach you how to make it big then Jemimah is the go-to person. One may perhaps ask her of the time when she became the second player to score a double hundred in Indian women’s cricket.

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She was playing for her under-19 state side squad. What’s more astonishing is knowing that she scored a 178 in her previous outing. People, often, are very nervous or are anxious. They seek a coach to help them control their nerves. Apart from MS, we have our very own Jemimah here as well. One should learn from her debuts. Her first appearance in the shortest format came in 2018 against a strong Proteas side. A month later, her first one-day International match was against the Aussies. Not only this, but she was also the standout player of the team as per ICC in the first world cup that she played in 2018.

 

Jemimah RodriguesPhoto: Twitter/ T20 World Cup
Jemimah RodriguesPhoto: Twitter/ T20 World Cup

Apart from the cricketing field, Jemimah with a jolly, fun-loving character tells us that it is important to smile. She recently said that cricket doesn’t take all her time. A lot of professionals can be taught by her. Balancing professional and personal life is a big task these days.

To all wonderful teachers of the world, we at Female Cricket thank them for everything. To Jemimah, we wish her a happy birthday and a superb career ahead.

Want to know more about her incredible journey? Watch the Full Episode of Cricket With Queens here.

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