In the form of a heart note, the star dough of India Jemima Rodriguez thanks to the previous generation of cricket women who laid the foundation of the team it has become today.
Jemima wrote the note after the unveiling of the team’s white jersey for India’s upcoming tour in England, where Mitali Raj and Co. play a test match after seven years. The shirts were handed out to the team in Mumbai, where the players are currently in quarantine.
Jemima, 20, said that during the event, head coach Ramesh Povar showed the team the legacy of the Indian women’s cricket team.
“So today (coach) Ramesh (Cook) Sir called us to a team meeting and showed us the story we have of women’s cricket in India – from where it started to where it reached today … The one who it was before us that allowed us to be a part of what we are today, “Jemima said in an Instagram post.
“The one who did it without the recognition he deserved, the one who brought cricket to women in India.”
The joyful player also said that veteran cricketers Julan Goswami and Mitali Raj shared their experience of being a part of the team for a long time.
“Then the two legends of Indian women’s cricket, Mithu di and Jhulu di, appeared and shared with the whole team what cricket means to them and what it’s like to be part of that legacy.”
Jemima hoped they could 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, to “leave JERSEY in a better place.”
“This series (tour of England) and the series from now on we play for a far greater cause than we realize, we play for every girl who wants to do this sport,” she concluded.
After the one-off test, India and England will lock horns in three ODIs, starting on June 27, with matches to be played in Bristol, Taunton and Worcester.
India and England will then face off in three T20Is, starting on July 9, in Northampton, Hove and Chelmsford.