Picture Credit: Cricket 7

Picture Credit: Cricket 7

Indian women’s cricketer Jemimah Rodrigues is one of the most notorious characters to have in the dressing room. Apart from asserting dominance over the bowlers on the field, Rodrigues is known for her mischievous acts off the field. While some days she is busy making her teammates dance to a trending song, some days she is busy teaching her non-Indian teammates Hindi. 

As Rodrigues is currently in Australia representing Melbourne Stars in the Women’s Big Bash League, she took out some time to teach Annabel Sutherland a few Hindi words. As rain interrupted the play between Syndey Thunders and Melbourne Stars, Rodrigues donned a teacher’s hat at the request of the commentators. 

She taught Sutherland how to greet someone in Hindi and then also made her say her name in the Indian language. Rodrigues told her MS teammate that when you greet someone, you fold your hands and then say “Namaskar!”. But the Maharasthra-born cricketer was herself a little unsure if she was getting it right. 

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Coming to the game, it was a no-result encounter with rain playing the spoilsport. Melbourne Stars captain won the toss and invited Syndey Thunders to bat first. The Thunders did not have a great start as they lost Tammy Beaumont in the very first over. However, Amy Jones and Phoebe Litchfield turned things around with a century stand. While Litchfield completed her half-century, Jones was on the course of it before rain interrupted the play in the 14th over.

With the shower staying for long, the match was reduced to 17 overs per side but after the restart. But three balls after, the rain came again and stayed for long enough to force officials to call it off.