Friendship Day Special: WATCH – When Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana play ‘Perfect Pairs’ to showcase their bonding

Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues (Image Source: Instagram)
  • Smriti and Jemimah share a great camaraderie on and off the field.

  • The duo are currently struck at their homes amid COVID-19 outbreak.

Jemimah Rodrigues and Smriti Mandhana are undoubtedly two of the finest women cricketers at present. Both contribute in almost every situation to help their side conquering the battles. Not only on the field, but both Jemimah and Smriti are also the real entertainers off the field as well, especially when they are together.


Both women cricketers have been busiest in the lockdown, switching the real field for a digital one. No wonder Jemimah and Smriti are genuinely best friends and on the occasion of friendship day, the official Twitter handle of T20 World Cup posted an adorable video featuring the mesmerising pair.

The video is of February early this year when India was playing the Women T20 World Cup in Australia. In the clip, Jemimah and Smriti can be seen taking the ‘Perfect Pairs’ challenge to see who knows the other best.


Both were asked four questions – 1) Does she like Tea of Coffee? 2) What’s her biggest fear? 3) Her birthday? 4) What’s her unhealthy meal?.

Jemimah went first and answered the first three questions correctly, but her fourth answer was wrong. When it comes to Smriti, she answered all four questions correctly and won the contest.

Here is the video:


Both Jemimah and Smriti were part of Team India’s stint in the global showpiece event. They performed well and took their team to the final of the T20 World Cup, where Australia got the better of ‘Women in Blue’ and won the World Cup.

Jemimah has so far played 16 ODIs and 44 T20Is, in which the right-handed batter has scored 372 and 930 runs, respectively. Smriti, on the other hand, has appeared in 51 ODIs and 75 T20Is for India where the left-handed batter has amassed 2025 and 1716 runs, respectively.


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