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I Do not Want To Be Harmanpreet Or Smriti, Completely happy Being My Personal: Jemimah Rodrigues | Cricket Information

Jemimah Rodrigues is aware of her strengths properly and finds no motive to vary her pure recreation in an effort to ape power-hitters like skipper Harmanpreet Kaur or elegant timers of Smriti Mandhana‘s ilk. Jemimah performed an essential position in India’s thumping 100-run victory opver Barbados with an immensely essential knock of 56 off 46 balls, which was completely different in its development from how Harmanpreet or a Shafali Verma performs.

“Smriti had advised me lengthy again within the IPL [Women’s T20 Challenge] in 2019 that you do not have to be a Harmanpreet Kaur or a Smriti Mandhana. You must be a Jemimah Rodrigues. I feel I’ve understood that position and it is serving to me,” Jemimah stated after the match.

For Jemimah, individuals’s perceptions would not matter a lot.

“The crew has given me a job. If I can play that position, it would not matter how different individuals have a look at it. If the dynamics swimsuit our crew, we’ve Shafali, Smriti, Harman, so I simply need to play the perfect position I need to play for the crew,” she added.

She has no qualms in admitting that power-hitting is not her forte however she continues to be engaged on that specific skill-set in an effort to contribute extra within the shortest format of the sport.

“Undoubtedly, I’ve labored on my energy recreation, however greater than that, I’ve understood my recreation higher. I am not a power-hitter, I am a placer. I can hit the (gaps for) singles and doubles properly; I understand how to manoeuvre the sphere. I feel that’s my energy,” she stated.

Jemimah is assured that even with out hitting a good quantity of sixes, she will be able to nonetheless agency up the strike-rate at a good tempo.

“My recreation shouldn’t be very flashy however even with out that, I find yourself with strike fee. That’s what I’ve realised I haven’t got to be another person; I’ve to be Jemimah Rodrigues to attain. That is what has helped me,” she went on so as to add.

She additionally highlighted the equation shared between her and the coach Ramesh Energy and the latter’s position in selling her at quantity three, which she belives, is her supreme place to flourish.

“Ramesh [Powar] sir had advised me after the final recreation to be ready for No. 3,” she stated. “Truthfully, after I was getting ready, I used to be prepared for each. Even after I was getting ready within the nets, with our side-arm (throwdown) specialist, I used to be ready for each, since you by no means know, the crew can want me wherever and I needs to be prepared for that,” Jemimah stated.

“However undoubtedly, I like No. 3. It is my place. [I’m] glad I acquired to play there and contribute to the crew, contribute to the plan, and it labored out properly for the crew,” she added.

The Mumbai-born cricketer additionally went on so as to add that the alternatives she acquired at The Hundred event for the Northern Superchargers final 12 months has performed a pivotal position in serving to her grasp the English circumstances and given her ample confidence to carry out on the CWG in Birmingham.

“The most effective factor concerning the ‘Hundred’ was the chance to get to play in English circumstances, which I would not have gotten usually,” Jemimah stated.

“Any match, even when it is a home recreation, I feel while you go on the market and rating runs, you get confidence. And that’s what occurred to me. I used to be blessed that I acquired to play for the Northern Superchargers.


“I had season there, and I simply wished to proceed that as a result of the extra I play, the higher I do and the extra I be taught. I simply need to apply that every time I play for India,” she added.

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