Vishal Mehra

| Aug 4, 2022 10:27 AM


Happy being myself, don't want to be Harmanpreet or Smriti - Rodrigues



Jemimah Rodrigues played a crucial knock of 56* runs that enabled India Women to post a par score of 162 against Barbados Women in their final group game of the ongoing Commonwealth Games T20 2022 competition.

image-l6ew6c2hJemimah Rodrigues during her craft knock vs Barbados

India eventually won the match by a massive margin of 100 runs, thanks to a four-fer from Renuka Singh.

In the ongoing CWG 22, Rodrigues has scored 69 runs from three-T20Is with a strike rate of 113.11.  

The 21-year-old opened up about her constant comparisons with Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, and Shafali Verma. She further dwelled on wanting to be known as 'Jermimah' and not someone else.

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"The team has given me a role. If I can play that role, it doesn't matter how other people look at it. If the dynamics suit our team, we have Shafali, Smriti, Harman, so I just want to play the best role I want to play for the team," - Rodrigues said in a post-match interaction. 

Known for her stylish and elegant approach, the youngster revealed that she is working on improving her power-hitting abilities going ahead. 

"Definitely, I've worked on my power game, but more than that, I've understood my game better. I'm not a power-hitter, I'm a placer. I can hit the (gaps for) singles and doubles well; I know how to manoeuvre the field.

"My game is not very flashy but even without that, I end up with a good strike rate. That is what I have realised."

Overall she has represented India in 56 WT20Is, amassing 1,196 runs with seven half-centuries. 

Talking about the Commonwealth Games, India will face either New Zealand or England in their semi-finals tie on August 6th, depending on today's (August 5) Group B fixtures. 



Read: English skipper Heather Knight ruled out of CWG 2022 and The Hundred


  • Jemimah Rodrigues
  • CWG Women's T20 Competition 2022
  • Smriti Mandhana
  • Harmanpreet Kaur
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