WPL will help us recover from T20 World Cup semi-final loss: Jemimah Rodrigues
Star batsman Jemimah Rodrigues on Thursday admitted that India’s heartbreaking defeat against Australia in the semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup is still haunting the players, saying that the Women’s Premier League (WPL) has done little to dull the pain. will help reduce it. A 69-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Jemimah and India captain Harmanpreet Kaur had put India in pole position to propel India to victory, but the end of their partnership was marred by Meg Lanning’s five-run defeat against Australia. had to face “To be honest it has taken a while. After the semi-final (loss) we were in South Africa for two days. Everyone was not in great condition. But coming here (for the WPL), family for two days Staying with (has helped reduce the pain),” Jemimah said during a Delhi Capitals event in Mumbai.
“Obviously it (the loss) keeps bothering us, but at the same time the WPL is a blessing in disguise as we are straight into this tournament, which will help us keep our mind off negative thoughts and things that bother us.” Let’s keep doing it. (We’ll keep working hard – that way we can keep our focus,” she said.
Jemimah said she feels the WPL will help India unearth players who will make a difference in the future.
“We’ve been banging on the door for a very long time, we’re getting there, we’re getting very close. But I’m sure the WPL will change a lot for women’s cricket. You’ll see a lot of superstars coming out of it, a lot of Leader, or multiple match winner, I would say,” she said.
Jemima, who played a sensational knock against Pakistan in the first match of the T20 World Cup, said that a few downfalls at the start of her career helped shape her career.
“What hasn’t changed in the last five years is my stature, it’s the same but mentally I’ve grown a lot and that’s what international cricket does to you,” she said.
“When I started, I had some really good series and then it was up and down. I came back and played in the World Cup, Commonwealth Games. It was not easy but if I get a chance to convert (to go back For) my journey, I wouldn’t change a single thing, because every moment, especially the short time, has shaped me to become the player I am today,” Jemimah said.
“One thing I’ve also learned is that maturity doesn’t mean you won’t make a mistake, or get it right 10 times in a row. Maturity is when you pick yourself up after you fall. That’s something that stuck with me.” is glued.” Especially after the time when I was dropped from the (50-over) World Cup squad because I always thought ‘you can’t make mistakes’ or you can’t fall. But life happens, you make mistakes… it’s all about how you pick yourself up from there,” Jemimah said.
The five-team Women’s Premier League will begin from March 4 at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai and will go on till March 26, with top players from across the world participating.
Jemimah will team up with Australia’s multiple World Cup-winning captain Meg Lanning, who has been appointed as the captain of Delhi Capitals.
“I don’t know about the rest, but I will keep picking his brain and bothering him. Not everyone gets the opportunity (to learn from such legends) and I am getting it and I am looking forward to it,” she said. ” ,
Jemimah said, “I think (in Meg) we have the best captain we have for this team as it is both a youth and senior side. Meg Lanning’s experience is going to take this team to a whole new level.”
“I was very excited to play under Meg in the WBBL (Big Bash League). Also (I) had a chat with her during the Commonwealth Games. But God has put it in such a way that I am in the same team. , that too as a vice-captain. Maybe, I will be closest to her, see how she works, how she thinks, how she takes decisions. I think it’s a great learning curve for me. It’s going to be an experience, (an opportunity) to groom you as a captain and leader, it couldn’t have been better,” Jemimah said.
The 22-year-old also expressed his leadership ambitions with the Indian side, “You can’t try for the vice-captaincy, but if I’m going to get the opportunity, I’ll do whatever it takes to help India win.” Will do that.”
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