Jemimah pens an emotional note: ‘We are playing for every single girl who desires to play this sport’

India and England will square off in a four-day Test match, beginning June 16. The Mithali Raj-led squad will be donning the new Test kit in the one-off game.

As the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) presented the new Test outfit for the women’s team on Sunday, India batter, Jemimah Rodrigues sent an emotional note for the team.
Beginning June 16, India and England will play a four-day Test match. In the one-off encounter, the Mithali Raj-led side will wear the new Test uniform.

During the ceremony, Jemimah stated, head coach, Ramesh Powar presented the group the legacy of the Indian women’s cricket team. She also stated that senior cricketers, Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj discussed their respective team experiences.

“So today Ramesh sir called us for a team meeting and showed us the history we have of women’s cricket in India — from where it first started to where it has reached today… The one’s who were before us that made it possible for us to be a part of what we are today. The one’s who did it without the recognition they deserved, the one’s who brought women’s cricket in India. Then the two legends of Indian women’s cricket Mithu di and Jhulu di came up and shared with the entire team what cricket has meant to them and what it’s like being a part of this Legacy,” Jemimah said in an Instagram post.

“The meeting ended off with this beautiful quote. Our greatest responsibility is to honor those who have been before us and those who will come after, to ‘leave the JERSEY in a better place.’ This series and the series here forth, we are playing for a far bigger cause than what we realize, we are playing for every single girl who desires to play this sport,” she added.

Harmanpreet Kaur, India’s Test deputy, also posted a photo of herself wearing the Test jersey. She also uploaded a pic of the back of the shirt, which revealed that she would be wearing jersey number 7. Following the Test, the two teams will square off in three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) commencing June 27 at Bristol, Taunton, and Worcester.

 

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