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Taapsee hails cricket star Mithali Raj on her retirement: ‘You changed the game’

‘Shabaash Mithu’ is set to land in theatres on July 15. The film, directed by Srijit Mukherji and written by Priya Aven, is based on the life of Mithali Dorai Raj, the celebrated skipper of the Indian women’s cricket team.

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Veteran Indian women’s cricket legend Mithali Raj has announced her retirement from international cricket on Wednesday, 8 June. She stated that the journey had been “most fulfilling”.

However, actress Taapsee Pannu, who is all set to play the renowned cricketer in the upcoming film ‘Shabaash Mithu’, has penned a heartwarming note.

Taapsee took to Twitter, where she shared a black and white picture with Raj and wrote: “-Youngest ODI captain for an 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 debut international match.”


In another post, the actress added: “-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 to change the perspective! Etched in history OUR CAPTAIN forever @M_Raj03.”

‘Shabaash Mithu’ directed by Srijit Mukherji and written by Priya Aven, is based on the life of Mithali Dorai Raj, the celebrated skipper of the Indian women’s cricket team. It is set to land in theatres on July 15. The film,

In a career spanning 23 years, Mithali boasts of 7 consecutive 50s in ODIs and has led India in 4 World Cups. The story tracks her journey from being an 8-year-old girl with a dream to become a cricketing legend.

-With inputs from IANS.