Indian women’s cricket’s stalwart and a living legend, Mithali Raj turned 37 today and twitter was filled with wishes and appreciation for her.
Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu wished Mithali, and at the same time confirmed that a biopic is being made on the Indian star-player and that she is all set to play Mithali in the movie. The film is titled “Shaabash Mithu”.
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
Wishes also poured in from her fellow cricketers, ministers, and other eminent personalities. Here are a few –
🔹 308 international appearances
🔹 9,915 runs
🔹 Leading WODI run-scorer
🔹 First woman to play 200 ODIs
She led her side to the final of Women’s @cricketworldcup in 2005 and 2017.
— ICC (@ICC) December 3, 2019
Happy birthday, Mithali Raj
-Youngest to score a ton in Women’s ODIs — aged 16 y 205 d (on her debut in 1999)
– Has most ODI runs by any woman
– 1st Indian woman to score double ton in a Test
– Most T20I runs by any Indian
– Led India to 2 WC finals — 2005 & 2017@M_Raj03 pic.twitter.com/lmJtfJRNcO
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) December 3, 2019
— Jhulan Goswami (@JhulanG10) December 3, 2019
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 3, 2019
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 3, 2019
Birthday greetings to Captain of Indian Woman’s Cricket team Padma Shri awardee Mithali Raj.
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) December 3, 2019
— Poonam Yadav (@poonam_yadav24) December 3, 2019
To the one who has inspired so many girls to take up the sport and chase their dreams, many many happy returns of the day @M_Raj03. Wishing you another year full of runs and wins. 🎂 pic.twitter.com/CNNhYmkS0n
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) December 3, 2019
Mithali wrapped up the day by putting out a message for all her fans, saying she’s overwhelmed by the love.
Good to be home with mummy and daddy on my birthday ! I also want to thank everyone for all the wishes and love. I am truly overwhelmed ! pic.twitter.com/6A3sCnyKPs
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) December 3, 2019
Team Female Cricket once again wishes Mithali a very happy birthday and all the love and success!