Ever since Indiaâ€™s womenâ€™s team reached the final of the ICC Womenâ€™s World Cup 2017, the popularity of womenâ€™s cricket skyrocketed in India. Over the last decade, several Indian womenâ€™s cricketers have come into prominence, thanks to their skillset. However, there are two Indian women cricketers who have been carrying the burden of Indiaâ€™s womenâ€™s cricket on their shoulders for more than two decades.
Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami are two of the most prominent women cricketers in world cricket. Raj is currently the highest run-getter in the history of womenâ€™s cricket, while Jhulan Goswami holds the record for picking the most number of wickets in world cricket.
Much to the delight of Mithali Rajâ€™s fans, Indiaâ€™s legendary cricketer recently took to Twitter to announce the release date of her biopic. For the unversed, Tapsee Pannu will be playing Mithaliâ€™s role in the movie titled, “Shabaash Mithuâ€.
“There is nothing more powerful than a girl with a dream! This is a story of one such girl who chased her dream with a bat and changed the â€œGentleman’s Gameâ€ foreverâ€¦Â #ShabaashMithuÂ The Unheard Story Of Women In Blue will be in cinemas on 15th July 2022,” Mithali Tweeted along with the poster of the movie.
There is nothing more powerful than a girl with a dream! This is a story of one such girl who chased her dream with a bat and changed the â€œGentlemanâ€™s Gameâ€ foreverâ€¦#ShabaashMithu The Unheard Story Of Women In Blue will be in cinemas on 15th July
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) April 29, 2022
There is also a biopic on Jhulan Goswami, which is coming soon. Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is essaying the role of the veteran fast bowler.
The duo played their last ICC World Cup this year, held in New Zealand. 2022 ICC Womenâ€™s Cricket World Cup was their last hope to realize their World Cup dream. India had a topsy-turvy campaign in the league stage. They needed to win their last league stage game against South Africa to reach the semi-finals. However, India couldnâ€™t defend the 274-run target against South Africa.
Mithali Raj, in his illustrious career, scored 7805 runs in 232 matches at an average of 50.7. In 89 T20 internationals, she has 2364 runs to her name at 37.5. On the other hand, Jhulan Goswami picked 252 wickets in 201 ODIs at an average of 22.00. In 68 T20 Internationals, she has 56 wickets at 21.9.