This player’s career was getting ruined at a young age, Rohit and Pant crossed the line

Rohit Sharma: The encouraging words of Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant encouraged Jemima Rodriguez at a time when she was going through a difficult phase after being dropped from the Indian women’s cricket team and working on her return to the team. The cricketer believes that she was lucky that she got a chance to interact with Rohit and Pant.

Excellent return to the team

Jemima, who failed to make it to the Indian team for the World Cup in New Zealand, played a key role in India’s victory by scoring an unbeaten 36 off 27 balls against Sri Lanka here on Thursday. Jemima said in the post-match press conference, ‘My journey has not been easy since the last Sri Lanka tour, I had to face ups and downs.’

He further said, ‘I spoke to Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant, they told me that these moments will define your career, they told me not to take it (being out of the team before the World Cup) negatively.’ He said, ‘He told me that I should face the challenge and move forward. I was lucky that I got a chance to talk to him.

Amazing against Sri Lanka

Batting at number five, Jemima did not come under the pressure created by the Sri Lankan bowlers and scored important runs for the Indian team. He hit three fours and a six in his innings. India scored 138 runs for 6 wickets and then registered a 34-run victory with excellent performance by the bowlers. Jemima said, ‘In the last four to five months, I have understood my game better. I have been patient. I have changed but my goal has not changed.

“I started preparing soon after I was dropped from the team,” he said. Jemima, who came to the crease at the crucial time of the innings, said that she was nervous in the beginning. He said, ‘This innings matters a lot, I was nervous in the beginning but hitting boundaries from late cuts helped which made things easier. I have returned to the team after four-five months or even more. I was full of enthusiasm.

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