After appearing for India vs. Sri Lanka, Jemimah Rodrigues felt fortunate to speak with Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant.

Jemimah Rodrigues made her return to international cricket with a crucial 36 not out . The cricketer was dropped from the Indian womens squad before the World Cup .

Jemimah Rodrigues spirit was boosted by words of encouragement from Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant as she battled a challenging period and worked on her return, which began shortly after being dismissed from the Indian womens squad.The chirpy cricketer believes she is lucky to have met Rohit and Pant in the past.Jemimah, who wasn't part of India's World Cup squad in New Zealand, made her return to international cricket on Thursday with a crucial 27-ball 36, not out to give India enough runs to defend in the first T20 International in Dambulla.I've spoken to Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant, they told me these experiences would define your career, and they told me not to take it (being dropped from the team before the World Cup) in a negative light, Jemimah said at the post-match press conference.

Rodrigues did not succumb to the Sri Lankan bowlers' pressure and scored some impressive runs, hitting three fours and a six, coming in at number five.India batted 138 for 6 and the Sri Lankan bowlers sucked them out for a dramatic 34-run victory.I have understood my game better in the last four months, I have become more alert, I have improved, and my height has increased, said Jemimah.Jemimah said she was nervous to begin with when she came into the middle of the innings, but the late cut boundary helped me a lot in easing it out.After 4-5 months, or even more, I am back in the club.

When asked about the pitch, she said, I don't know, it's more like the one on which I live in Mumbai.I am used to playing in these situations because the pitches are similar.I love this country, it's a beautiful place.We're privileged to visit this community, and the support we receive from the board is infectious.