Video: Jemimah Rodrigues performs Channa Mereya with her Melbourne Stars teammates

Spirited Indian batter, Jemimah Rodrigues early in the month was a part of the 7th time Asia Cup title-winning Indian side in Banglore and she from there flew to Australia to join the Melbourne Stars for the ongoing, 8th edition of the Women’s Big Bash League.

Video: Jemimah Rodrigues performs Channa Mereya with her Melbourne Stars teammates
Video: Jemimah Rodrigues performs Channa Mereya with her Melbourne Stars teammates


Having previously played in the Bash for the (Melbourne) Renegades, neither Melbourne nor the Australian pitches are a stranger to Jemimah Rodrigues. The 22-year-old debuted for the Stars’ on the 20th of the month (October) and ever since her eventful start to the season has blessed social media feeds for various reasons.

Starting off with the debut, Jemimah when was presented with cap no. 47 on debut for Stars’, the cap wasn’t off the right fit for Jemimah and in the following game, Channel 7 when got her interacting, brought up the question around her cap size which got the social media to enjoy the 21-second clip posted by 7 Cricket.

The on-air commentator said, “Your head is distracting me, we did see your head presentation the other day, you wearing a kids version now or the same one. You’ve got a tiny head,” to which Jemimah responded, “Oh, yea. I think last year with the Renegades and this year again with the Stars, I’ve been pretty consistent in stealing caps from the kids. So, it’s been pretty good. But yea, tiny head, can’t help it.”

Later on, during the same game against Sydney Thunder, a rain delay presented Jemimah Rodrigues with an opportunity to show off her interviewing skills, but she rather chose to teach Hindi to Australian, Annabel Sutherland. Jemimah in the viral clip was heard teaching Sutherland ‘Namaskara’ and a common introductory phrase. Jemimah Quoted the 7 Cricket uploaded Tweet, “Am I a good Guru or is @annabelsuth3 a good Shishya? 🤔”

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Soon after, Jemimah’s photo shoot in the Stars’ Green got social media buzzing as her mandatory pose which now has become a popular one, where she poses holding her bat as a guitar. It wasn’t too long before Jemimah pulled her guitar out during the team’s drive back to the hotel after a game, where she is heard jamming on Channa Mereya with a few Stars’ players.

Captioning the couple; 32 and 24-second clips, Jemimah wrote, “Went a lil Desi with the Stars 🥰 How good are they at bollywood songs?! 🤩
#ChannaMereya Also such a good win today!!
We keep going 💚 @StarsBBL #WBBL08.”

Neither the infamous ‘bat as guitar pose’, nor Jemimah Rodrigues getting the strings talking is a first. Jemimah previously when featured for the Northern Superchargers in The Hundred was seen jamming with South African superstar, Laura Wolvaardt and also was seen playing the cords with former English cricketer, Mark Butcher.

On the performance front, Jemimah Rodrigues hasn’t yet got her bat talking as she followed her 5-ball debut duck with an 8(8) in the couple of innings she’s taken the field for. Her side, Melbourne Stars’ have had a stuttering start to their campaign as they got their first win on board in their 5th game after having lost 3 in a row to poor cricket and one to rain which resulted in both teams banking a point each. With 3 points after 5 games, the Stars are seeded 6th in the points table.

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