In the form of a heartfelt note, India’s star hitter Jemimah Rodrigues thanked the previous generation of female cricketers who laid the foundation for the team they have become today.
Jemimah wrote the note after the team’s white jersey was unveiled for the upcoming Indian tour to England, where Mithali Raj and Co play a test match after seven years.
The jerseys were handed over to the Mumbai squad, where the players are currently in quarantine.
Jemimah, 20, said during the event head coach Ramesh Powar showed the team the legacy of the Indian women’s cricket team. So today (coach) Ramesh (Powar) sir called us for a team meeting and showed us the history we have of women’s cricket in India – from where it started until that it happened today … before us, it allowed us to be a part of who we are today, ” Jemimah said in an Instagram post.
“ The one who did it without the recognition they deserved, the one who brought women’s cricket to India. The jovial player also said that veteran cricketers Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj have shared their experiences of being a part of the team for a long time.
“ Then the two Indian women’s cricket legends Mithu di and Jhulu di came over and shared with the whole team what cricket has meant to them and what it’s like to be a part of that legacy. Jemimah hoped to be able to leave. the team in a better place for the next generation of players.
The meeting ended with this beautiful quote. Our greatest responsibility is to honor those who were before us and those who will come after us, to “leave the JERSEY in a better place”. “ This series (shot in England) and the series here, we are playing for a cause much bigger than what we realize, we are playing for every girl who wants to play this sport, ” she concluded. After the single test, India and England will see the horns in three ODIs from June 27, with matches to be played in Bristol, Taunton and Worcester.
India and England will then face off in three T20Is, starting July 9, at Northampton, Hove and Chelmsford.
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