Before India became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals at the Women’s T20 World Cup with a last-over win over New Zealand, Indian batswoman Jemimah Rodrigues showed off her dance moves and a video of it is going viral on social media. The official handle of the International Cricket Council (ICC) tweeted a video of Rodrigues dancing her heart out with an off-duty security personnel ahead of the game.
The 19-year-old danced to ‘Haan Main Galat’ from the film Love Aaj Kal 2 and people on social media praised her dance movies. Even the film’s star Kartik Aaryan was impressed. In the video, Rodrigues and the woman security personnel were seen performing the hook step of the dance number.
As this profile of Rodrigues pointed out, she’s no stranger to song or dance and has a huge following on social media. From shaking a leg with her ‘partner-in-crime’ and India teammate Smriti Mandhana to serenading her Yorkshire mates in the team bus with her guitar, the batswoman is often the life of the team.
Here’s the video of the dance:
Yes, @JemiRodrigues! 💃💃
— ICC (@ICC) February 27, 2020
In a tweet, Aaryan said Rodrigues was his “favourite cricketer” and asked her to bring the cup home. “My favourite cricketer aces #HaanMainGalat !! Bring the cup home Jemi. And by popular demand also bring Security Ji to bollywood,” the actor wrote while reacting to the clip.
— Kartik Aaryan (@TheAaryanKartik) February 27, 2020
Others were equally impressed with her moves and there was plenty of praise for her footwork:
Brilliant footwork 😀👏 https://t.co/nEVlOLIYbC
— Abhishek Barthur (@imabhi27) February 27, 2020
Blockbuster Performance Jemima 👌👌🤘🤘🕺💃🕺💃😍🤩🤩😄 https://t.co/WsCVTYMrYg
— Deepak Gunjiyal (@DeepakGunjiyal) February 27, 2020
— Pointblank (@cvasachin) February 27, 2020
— Sajan G Ail (@Sajansga) February 27, 2020
Jemimah what a legend https://t.co/zoZBggWoUv
— vman (@Varunatorr) February 27, 2020
Cricketer + Rockstar =you beauty 👏👏👏
— DEEPAK (@deepakpu49) February 27, 2020
Jemimah Rodrigues is a rockstar both off the field and on the field :)
— S (@Sircrickettroll) February 27, 2020
Crazy Dancing moves like her batting 😘💃
— DrNilesh Patel (@PatelDrnilesh) February 27, 2020
An agility warm-up!
— Stephen (@SH_Berkhamsted) February 27, 2020
Well done Jemi Jackson… 😀 😀 😀
— wv raman (@wvraman) February 27, 2020
Great one 👍. But the security lady should look to get a Bollywood entry. Are you watching @karanjohar 🧐
— PRAMOD (@PRAMOD_K83) February 27, 2020
@JemiRodrigues and that unknown security guard.. u r both absolute Rockstars.. Continue to enjoy 🤩🤩🤩
— Sathish M (@SathishMMuthu) February 27, 2020
India has won all three group games in the WT20 World Cup so far and became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals.
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