At the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, Delhi Capitals defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by a score of 60 runs to get their tournament off to a strong start. The captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Smriti Mandhana, chose to bowl after winning the toss. When DC struck 223/2 in their 20 overs, the 22-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues hit an unbeaten 22 from 15 balls, including three boundaries.
Jemimah Rodrigues wins hearts after her incredible gesture towards the spectators after the end of the match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Brabourne Stadium.
The Incredible Gesture
Jemimah gave away the energy drinks and juice cans to the spectators waiting to meet her. She waved at the spectators and had a chat with them.
Jemimah: The entertainer
Jemimah is very jolly and fun to be around person. At the Brabourne Stadium on Sunday, during the Delhi Capitals’ inaugural WPL 2023 match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), star batter Jemimah Rodrigues put on a display for the crowd (March 5).
Jemimah can be seen amusing the crowd by dancing to a variety of Bollywood tunes in many videos that have been posted on Twitter.
The cheerful batter plays guitar very well and her video went viral previously when she sang and played the guitar with her WBL teammates. She was also recently seen playing guitar and singing with AP Dhillon.
I’m quite thrilled. I don’t know what to express: Jemimah’s father
Jemimah Rodrigues pleased her parents as she made her WPL debut in the second game. Her parents spoke on Sports18 about their excitement and how their hearts are overflowing wit passion and pride as their daughter prepares to start a new path. They also remembered the exact moments when Jemimah’s name was announced at the December auction.
“I feel like every parent out there would like to be in our boots, right now. Just thankful to God for giving her this moment and you want to cherish it,” told Jemimah’s mother Lavita.
“I’m quite thrilled. I don’t know what to express. My tears might roll down my cheeks. We had gone to South Africa to see India’s matches, and we were seeing it live. During the auction day, Hotstar wasn’t there. So, I told my friends and brother-in-law down here to put it on zoom so we were tuned on our tab live,” Jemimah’s father, Ivan said.
“It was mixed feelings. If you remember, when the name was called out, for a few seconds, it was absolutely silent. When it started, I was like ‘oh, it’s happening, it’s happening’,” Jemimah’s mother added.