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

As veteran India batter Mithali Raj announced her retirement from cricket, 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 genders agnostic. You changed the game, now it’s our turn to change the perspective! Etched in history OUR CAPTAIN forever @M_Raj03.”

‘Shabash 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.

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.

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