After Mithali Raj announced her retirement from international cricket, on Wednesday afternoon, actor Taapsee Panuu, who will star in Shabaash Mithu, a biopic on Mithali Raj, shared an extensive note on social media, accompanied by a throwback picture. Taapsee Pannu’s post was a list of Mithali Raj’s achievements. The caption read: “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.”
Taapsee Pannu signed off her post with these words: “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. On to the next innings of life.”
Taapsee Pannu announced her association with the project on Mithali Raj’s birthday in 2019. She tweeted pictures with the cricketer and wrote: “Happy Birthday Captain. On this Birthday, 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 Shabaash Mithu. PS_ I’m all prepared to learn the ‘cover drive’.”
This is what Taapsee Pannu tweeted:
Happy Birthday Captain @M_Raj03 On this Birthday, 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’m all prepared to learn THE ‘cover drive’ pic.twitter.com/a8Ha6BMoFs
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) December 3, 2019
The film is being directed by Srijit Mukherji and it will be produced by Viacom18 Studios.