Promotion of a female cricketer in the Central Contract List of BCCI
This player did not get a place in the women’s World Cup team last year
New Delhi. The BCCI had announced the annual contract for the Indian women’s cricket team a day earlier. A total of 17 players have got a place in this list. Out of this, one young Jemima Rodrigues also got a place in Grade-B. Jemima has been promoted. She was in Grade-C in the last annual contract. But, in the last few months, she was rewarded for her excellent batting and Jemima came in Grade-B in the central contract.
He batted well in this year’s T20 World Cup. However, this happiness is huge for Jemima. Because after being kept out of the ODI World Cup last year, he made a comeback in Team India and by performing tremendously, he also got promotion in the central contract.
Jemima Rodrigues recently shared the story of her comeback on the Breakfast with Champions show. She told in this interview how Rohit Sharma motivated her by telling her story and she was able to return to the Indian women’s team. Please tell that Rohit Sharma could not find a place in the 15-member Indian team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the 2011 World Cup.
Similarly, Jemima Rodrigues was also dropped from the Indian team for the Women’s World Cup held in New Zealand last year. In such a situation, Jemima adopted the mantra told by Rohit and returned to the team.
I felt like crying after listening to Rohit’s words: Jemima
Jemima said in the show Break Fast with Champions, “Rohit told me that when I was not selected in the 2011 World Cup team, a lot of people came to me and there were a lot of talks. But, no one knew what phase I was going through. During that time only Yuvraj Singh was the only person who came to me and took me to dinner. Rohit had said that I was in depression for 1 month. When he told me this, I was crying from inside. But, after listening to him, tears welled up in my eyes.
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One thing from Rohit helped me in my comeback
Jemima further told in the same show that how Rohit’s words helped her to return to the Indian team. Jemima further said, “Rohit had told me that difficult times would come. But you know what to do next. You have to be ready for the next opportunity. If there was that opportunity then also it is fine and if not then it is fine. His words remained in my mind. I didn’t need to prove anything to anyone. I just wanted to enjoy the game to the fullest.”
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Jemima trained with the Under-19 kids after being dropped from the ODI World Cup team last year. Sweated for seven days and showed a great game after returning. Jemima scored 129 runs in 5 matches in T20 World Cup this year. It included a half-century. India was eliminated after losing to Australia in the semi-finals.
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Tags: BCCI, Jemimah Rodrigues, Rohit sharma, women cricket
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 28, 2023, 14:21 IST