‘We’re taking part in for each single woman who wishes to play this sport’, says Jemimah Rodrigues
Mumbai: Within the type of a heartfelt word, India’s star batter Jemimah Rodrigues has thanked the earlier technology of girls cricketers who laid the inspiration for the workforce that it has turn into right now.
Jemimah wrote the word after the disclosing of the workforce’s white jersey for India’s upcoming tour of England, the place Mithali Raj and Co are taking part in a Check match after seven years.
The jerseys had been handed out to the workforce in Mumbai, the place the gamers are at present in quarantine.
The 20-year-old Jemimah mentioned through the occasion head coach Ramesh Powar confirmed the squad the legacy of the Indian ladies’s cricket workforce.
“So right now (coach) Ramesh (Powar) sir referred to as us for a workforce assembly and confirmed us the historical past we’ve of girls’s cricket in India — from the place it first began to the place it has reached right now… The one’s who had been earlier than us that made it potential for us to be part of what we’re right now,” Jemimah mentioned in an Instagram put up.
“The one’s who did it with out the popularity they deserved, the one’s who introduced ladies’s cricket in India.”
The jovial participant additionally mentioned veteran cricketers Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj shared their experiences of being a part of the squad for a very long time.
“Then the 2 legends of Indian ladies’s cricket Mithu di and Jhulu di got here up and shared with your entire workforce what cricket has meant to them and what it is like being part of this Legacy.”
Jemimah hoped that they’re able to depart the workforce in a greater place for the longer term technology of gamers.
“The assembly ended off with this stunning quote. Our biggest duty is to honour those that have been earlier than us and those that will come after, to ‘depart the JERSEY in a greater place’.
“This sequence (tour of England) and the sequence right here forth, we’re taking part in for a far greater trigger than what we realise, we’re taking part in for each single woman who wishes to play this sport,” she concluded.
After the one-off Check, India and England will lock horns in three ODIs starting June 27 with the matches slated to be performed at Bristol, Taunton and Worcester.
India and England will then sq. off in three T20Is, starting 9 July, in Northampton, Hove, and Chelmsford.
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