Taapsee Pannu reacts as Mithali Raj announces retirement from International Cricket
Taapsee portrays the legendary cricketer in her upcoming biopic Shabaash Mithu
Mithali Raj on Wednesday announced her retirement from all forms of international cricket. The Indian women's cricket team captain is stepping down after a career of 23 years and multiple achievements and records.
Actor Taapsee Pannu, who stars in Mithali's upcoming biopic, Shabaash Mithu, shared her thoughts on the announcement.
"There are cricketers who have records under their name," Taapsee wrote in a statement. "There are cricketers who have 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."
Taapsee continued, "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."
Shabaash Mithu is directed by Srijit Mukherji. The film is slated for release on July 15, 2022.