Here's Why 18-Year-Old Jemimah Rodrigues Should Be Your Next Idol

The 18-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues made her international debut in February last year. She made headlines in 2017 by scoring 202 in an Under-19 One-day tournament, and has been showcasing brilliant batting style.

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Jemimah Rodrigues next idol

Cricketer Jemimah Rodrigues can hit six after sixes, and still kill it holding a guitar. Mumbai’s rising cricketer Jemimah debuted in English county cricket with the Diamonds in the Kia Super League, but couldn't resist the idea of performing for her teammates on the bus on the way back from Guildford. A widely shared video shows that  Jemimah can play the guitar and as well as sing. She is singing Bollywood song, ‘Aye Khuda’  from the movie Paathshaala.


The English side's official Twitter handle captioned the video, “Entertainment for our road trip to Guildford,” and we couldn't help but fall in love with the multi-talented cricketer. Look at her go:

Key Takeaways:

  • The 18-year-old Jemimah named in the Yorkshire Diamonds squad for the fourth and final edition of the Kia Super League (KSL).
  • A widely shared video shows Jemimah can play the guitar and sing too.
  • The young star is not only a professional cricketer but also a hockey player who likes to have more than one passion.
  • As a kid Jemimah balanced life between studies, hockey and also basketball.

In the past, in another video shared online, we watched Jemimah displaying her hockey skills.

In the past, in another video shared online, we watched Jemimah displaying her hockey skills.

Jemimah replied: “Thank you all for joining me on my mini concert. Tickets for my next show will be out soon.”

“Can't confirm or deny this “concert” right now, but here's a fun fact instead: The best part about singing Hindi songs for my team @YorksDiamonds is that no one even knows if I’m singing the correct lyrics or not hahaha,” she wrote

Maintaining a great form

Batswoman Jemimah continues her form and scored a first innings half-century against Western Storm at Taunton on Wednesday to help her team Yorkshire Diamonds to victory. She scored 60 from just 27 balls, hitting 10 fours and two sixes. Jemimah was declared woman of the match for her superb performance, making her an impressive performer in the league.

On Tuesday, against Surrey Stars, Yorkshire won by 5 wickets courtesy Jemimah who played a match-winning knock of 42 off 33 balls.​ This came following her match-winning century in the last match against Southern Vipers.

In the ten matches she has played for Yorkshire Diamonds so far, Jemimah has registered scores of 4, 20, 2, 28, 58, 42*, 32, 43*, 112* and 60, and has brought her T20 average to 30 in 21 innings overall. As a result, Yorkshire Diamonds now sit at the fourth position in the table, with five wins and five losses on 20 points.

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How cricket happened

The young passionate girl who loved sports as a kid, found her true calling in cricket after following her brother's footsteps. She would follow him, to a cricket ground in the neighbourhood and the journey to becoming a superstar in cricket started. She was just nine when her father Ivan Rodgrigues enrolled her to the MIG Club in Bandra but the rising star only got to train with the boys.

Soon, Mumbai women's coaches and selectors spotted her when she was only 12 and secured a spot in the Mumbai U-19 cricket team for girls. She also played for the U-17 Maharashtra state hockey team.

The 18-year-old Jemimah made her international debut in February last year. She made headlines in 2017 by scoring 202 in an Under-19 One-day tournament, and has been showcasing brilliant batting style. She scored an unbeaten 77 off just 48 balls, leading the Supernovas to victory, by defeating Velocity by 12 runs and entering the final of the Women’s T20 Challenge earlier this year.

Jemimah is one of the rising superstars of women’s cricket 

Career graph so far

Last year Jemimah was selected in the ODI squad for India Women’s Tour to South Africa.

The teenager remained unbeaten by scoring a blazing knock of 202 runs off 163 balls in an Under-19 One-day tournament in November last year.

Earlier, she was also a part of India A team’s limited-overs home series against Bangladesh. The Mumbai all-rounder will have to work hard to secure a permanent place in the Indian Squad.


Jemimah is the second woman after Smriti Mandhana to score a double-hundred in 50-over cricket.

She received the honour at this young age because of her excellent run in the domestic season. Moreover, she finished as the third highest run-getter in the Challenger Trophy last year.

Mumbai has been producing talented cricketers for generations now. Jemimah’s record breaking knock in an Under-19 One-day tournament has paved way for a sure shot entry into the international team. The young talent has all the potential to go all the way.

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Things to know about the latest sensation:

  • At 13 Jemimah first held the bat for the U-19 side, and has two centuries in this tournament and averages over 300 in the U-19 Super Leagues. She had topped the batting charts after scoring close to 700 runs in 10 matches.
  • She has now honed her skill as a batswoman; she had started out as a bowler. Now, as a top-order batswoman, she normally opens and bats at number three.
  • The very versatile girl had also represented Mumbai at the U-17 level in hockey and has earned distinction.
  • During her domestic match against Saurashtra, she led her team to victory in 2017. The team scored 347 for two in 50 Overs with Jemimah’s personal contribution of 202 was touched just in 163 balls. Mumbai register a 285-run win. She put on a 300-run second-wicket partnership with Sejal Raut who scored 98 runs.

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