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'I Feel For Her': Jemimah On Richa Ghosh's Grit Following RCB's Heartbreaking Loss

Jemmy consoles Ghosh (Twitter)
Jemmy consoles Ghosh (Twitter)

Following an exhilarating clash between the Delhi Capitals (DC) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the WPL 2024, emotions ran high as DC clinched a nail-biting victory by a mere one run. Amidst the jubilation of the winning team, one couldn't help but empathize with Richa Ghosh of RCB, whose valiant effort fell agonizingly short on the last delivery.

Jemimah Rodrigues, the standout performer for DC with a brilliant knock of 58 runs, shared insights into a heartfelt post-match interaction with Richa Ghosh and Shreyanka Patil.

"She was crying. I felt for her," expressed Jemimah. "Of course, I wanted DC to win but I felt for her and told her, ‘You never know, such a situation could come in the World Cup and you could hit the winning runs and India might win a World Cup.’"

Richa Ghosh's innings epitomized grit and determination, as she blazed through the DC bowling attack, scoring a vital 51 runs off just 29 deliveries. Her innings, laced with four boundaries and three towering sixes, brought RCB tantalizingly close to victory. However, fate dealt a cruel blow as she was run out on the final ball, leaving her visibly distraught.

In the aftermath of the heart-wrenching loss, Jemimah emphasized the learning curve for Richa, highlighting that such experiences build character and resilience. 

"From here, she’s going to get so much more experience because it’s a learning more than a failure for Richa," she remarked.

Beyond the scoreboard, the camaraderie and sportsmanship displayed were commendable. Jemimah, along with other players, including Meg Lanning, Jess Jonassen, Marizanne Kapp, Shikha Pandey, and Shafali Verma, extended their support to console Richa and Shreyanka Patil, who also had a standout performance with her off-spin bowling.

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