Taapsee Pannu calls Mithali Raj ‘legend’ as she announces retirement from international cricket

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Actor Taapsee Pannu will be essaying the role of Mithali Raj – Test and ODI captain of the Indian women’s national cricket team in her biopic, Shabaash Mithu. Since she is stepping into her shoes, Taapsee is a little emotional as Mithali has now announced retirement from international cricket. She released a statement mentioning that Mithila will be remembered for her contribution to women’s cricket across the globe.

Calling her a true legend, Taapsee praised her and the 23 years of her glorious journey. Her official statement read, “There are cricketers who have records under their names. There are cricketers who have a tremendous fan following.  There are cricketers who inspire you and make you believe that if they can so can you! And then there’s Mithali who did all of this in her classic graceful style and also changed the game of cricket where the presence of women is concerned. Not just in our country but she will be remembered for her contribution to women’s cricket across the globe. I just got too fortunate as a fan who got to live her glorious journey of 23 years for a bit on camera which taught me so much about resilience and perseverance. She is truly a legend we can never thank enough.”

Furthermore, the Thappad actor even shared a heartfelt note on her Instagram and shared a lovely photo with the former skipper.

 

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Taapsee Pannu wrote for Mithali Raj, “Youngest ODI captain for Indian cricket Team. -The only Indian cricketer to captain the team in 4 world cups and reach finals twice! -Youngest cricketer to score 200 in a test match -Highest scoring Indian cricketer in the debut international match -The only indian cricketer to score 7 consecutive 50s in ODI -23 years from hustle to glory. Some personalities and their achievements are gender agnostic. You changed the game, now it’s our turn to change the perspective! Etched in history OUR CAPTAIN forever @mithaliraj On to the next innings of life.

 

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