Mithali Raj is regarded as one of the greatest batswomen in the history of the game. She is the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket and holds the record for most half-centuries in women ODIs. She is also the first Indian player to score 2000 runs in T-20 cricket.
New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Jan 29: Taapsee Pannu is all set to step into the shoes of former Indian women team cricket captain Mithali Raj in her Biopic titled, 'Shabaash Mithu. The much-awaited poster of the film released today in which Taapsee can be seen donning a blue jersey.
Sharing the first look poster of the film on social media, the actress wrote, “I have always been asked who’s your favourite male cricketer but you should ask them who their favourite female cricketer is.” The statement that made every cricket lover pause and introspect that do they love the game or the gender playing it. @M_Raj03 you are a ‘Game Changer’.”
Taapsee had earlier shared a teaser poster of the film and captioned: "Keep watching this space for first of its kind... for the first time ever... coz there won’t be another #MithaliRaj #ShabaashMithu#[email protected] @rahulpdholakia #AjitAndhare @viacom18studios @priyaaven"
Taapsee announced the film on the occasion of Mithali's birthday. Taking to her Instagram handle, she had written: "Happy Happy Birthday Captain @mithaliraj ! You have made all of us proud in more than many ways and it’s truly an honour to be chosen to showcase your journey on screen. On this Birthday of yours I don’t know what gift I can give you but this promise that I shall give it all I have to make sure you will be proud of what you see of yourself on screen with #ShabaashMithu. P.S- I am all prepared to learn THE ‘cover drive’"
Mithali is regarded as one of the greatest batswomen in the history of the game. She is the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket and holds the record for most half-centuries in women ODIs. She is also the first Indian player to score 2000 runs in T-20 cricket. She retired from T20 cricket in September 2019.
Meanwhile, Taapsee Pannu has a number of projects lined up for the year. She will feature in mystery thriller film Haseen Dilruba alongside Vikrant Massey. She will also be seen in Anubhav Sinha directorial Thappad. The film is scheduled to be released on Feb 28, 2020.
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