Smriti Mandhana recalls finding ‘another Jemi’ in Shreyanka Patil’s company”

Smriti Mandhana recalls finding ‘another Jemi’ in Shreyanka Patil’s company”

Smriti Mandhana recently recalled her amusing first impression of Shreyanka Patil, stating, that she found another Jemi.

Patil, who made her India debut against England, had previously played alongside Mandhana for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) inaugural edition.

Drawing parallels with her camaraderie with Jemimah Rodrigues, Mandhana noted the similarities between Rodrigues and Patil, describing them both as jolly characters.

“When I first saw you at RCB in WPL, I told Jemi (Jemimah) that I found another Jemi because you both are chirpy and keep the dressing room light. These characters are crucial in a team environment. One Jemi was enough for me, and now I have two with similar problems (smiles). But you guys help us understand that it’s important to enjoy the game too,” she said in a BCCI video.

Mandhana emphasized the importance of such vibrant personalities in the team environment, highlighting how they contribute to a positive atmosphere.

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