The much-awaited inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) has kickstarted with a bang, with Mumbai Indians captain Harmanpreet Kaur putting up a stellar show to help his side win the game.
Now ahead of the second WPL 2023 match between Delhi Capitals (DEL-W) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB-W), Jemimah Rodrigues’ expressed their happiness and revealed how they are filled with pride ahead of their daughter’s debut.
As both Delhi Capitals (DEL-W) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB-W) are squaring it off for the first time at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, players will begin a new journey in the cash-rich tournament.
Jemimah Rodrigues, who is making her debut in the second match of the WPL, has made her parents proud. Speaking on Sports18, her parents expressed their happiness and shared how their hearts are filled with pride and with emotion as their daughter is set to embark upon a new journey. They also recalled the ed the moments when Jemimah’s name was called out during the auction held in December. Her parents said:
“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.
Watch the video:
Usually it’s me on screen and them cheering me on… But today, my heart is full watching my parents on TV and being their #1 fan 🏼 https://t.co/H58bp3kzfC
— Jemimah Rodrigues (@JemiRodrigues) March 4, 2023