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Jemimah gears up for her first World Cup

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Jemimah Rodrigues is all geared up for the upcoming T20 in and says it's all about mental preparation.

"Now I am preparing for and I am preparing with the boys at the MIG (Club). It's my first World Cup and it's more of a mental preparation. I am also practising at the with the senior women's team," Jemimah said at the annual awards function organised by the Journalists Association of at the Club of India on Thursday.

The 18-year-old right-handed batswoman has been impressive in the series in and is a regular in the Indian team.

Jemimah also recalled how her seniors, veteran Mithali Raj ,and "gelled up" with her after she first entered the dressing room when she was "nervous".

She also recalled about the interaction she had with icon in before she embarked on the tour to earlier this year.

The Indian Women's team under their is expected to train in Mumbai before heading to the

Apart from Jemimah, several other persons who made a mark were presented with awards by illustrious personalities like veteran slow left orthodox bowler Padmakar Shivalkar, former Olympian M M Somaya, former cuiest Yasin Merchant and

Among the other winners was rifle-shooter Tejaswini Sawant, who also spoke about her ongoing preparations for the Olympic Qualifiers.

The award winners: (of the year);

and (Sportswomen of the year);

Kisan Tadvi (Junior of the year); Durga Deore (of the year); (of the year, Indian Games); (of the year); Siddhesh Lad (Ranji Trophy of the year); ( of the year); Yashasvi Jaiswal (of the year); Maharashtra Kabaddi team (Team of the year); School awards, Mumbai (Co-Ed school in Mumbai, Jamnabai Narsee School, Bandra); Best boys school; Don Bosco High School, Matunga) and Best girls school (J B Petit High School, Fort) Lifetime Achievement: SS Babu Narayan (Football/ Basketball); Mary DSouza (Athletics); Ramakant Achrekar (Cricket);(Paralympics).

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 20:30 IST