India reaches semi-finals of Women’s T20 World Cup
When there was a fight between Smriti and Jemima regarding batting
New Delhi. The Indian women’s cricket team, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, is currently playing the T20 World Cup in South Africa. By defeating Ireland a day earlier, India has confirmed its place in the semi-finals. India is likely to face Australia in the semi-finals. India has a chance to avenge the defeat at the hands of Australia in the final of the last T20 World Cup. Two batsmen can play an important role in this. One Indian team’s vice-captain Smriti Mandhana and the other Jemima Rodrigues.
Whenever the bat of Smriti Mandhana and Jemima Rodrigues moves, India is sure to win. There is also a tough competition between the two. An anecdote related to this was narrated by Smriti on Vikram Sathe’s show. He had told how he and Jemima do not leave a chance to challenge each other whenever they get a chance.
One such incident happened when the Indian team went to play New Zealand a few years back. On that tour, there was a debate between Jemima and Smriti about batting before a match. Jemima challenges Smriti that she does not know how to hit sweep shot. So there Smriti pulled Jemima’s leg with the pull shot.
When there was a fight between Smriti and Jemima
Then Smriti Mandhana had told, “Jemima and I keep on fighting. I remember we went to play New Zealand. There we were having dinner the night before the match. At the same time Jemima told me that you do not know how to hit sweep shot. On this I said that yes I will learn. At the same time I also pulled Jemima’s leg and told her that I am right. But even you don’t know how to pull shot. In the next match, I played a sweep shot against the New Zealand off-spinner and the ball went straight across the boundary. Then I told Jemima to do whatever she wants, but not to hurt her ego. After this Jemima played a tremendous pull shot against Lee Tahuhu and said the same thing that I said to her.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 21, 2023, 09:00 IST