Taapsee Pannu Calls Out Publication Calling Mithali Raj A ‘Former’ Player And Stresses On The Importance Of Such Biopics

As a journalist, one of the major parts of my job is to gather information on the topic I am writing about, and make sure that everything I am stating is factually correct. From facts as trivial as someone’s sun sign to something as crucial as their age or profession, everything matters and everything must be proof read before we put it across to our readers as reliable information. A part of the process that a media publication recently overlooked while talking about Mithali Raj. They referred to her as a ‘former’ cricketer.

Mithali Dorai Raj, the very present and proud captain of Women’s National Cricket Team who will also be seen headlining the her first-ever World Cup next year as she leads the team, is still in the team.  And she has a legacy. She doesn’t really need an introduction and one would assume that the fact that she hasn’t retired from the game yet would be common knowledge. Except, we were wrong.

In a tweet where a publication reposted actress Taapsee Pannu’s video where she can be seen practicing in a batting nets for her upcoming movie Shabaash Mithu, in which she plays the role of cricketer Mithali Raj, they wrote, “Taapsee is preparing hard for her upcoming film Shabash Mittu where she will be seen playing the role of former India cricketer Mithali Raj.”

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Pointing out the grave mistake and slamming the publication for such an error, Taapsee Pannu was quick to reinstate the fact that Mithali Raj is currently the captain of the team, as she replied and wrote, “You do realise she is still the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team that’s going for the upcoming World Cup. Exactly the reason why this film NEEDS TO BE MADE ! ‘Former’!!! #ShabaashMithu.”

The tweet that besides a simple error was also a reflection of how uninformed the society is when it comes to sportswomen, compelled us to wonder if the same would have happened with the male captain of the Indian cricket team. Your guess is as good as ours at this point.

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Sadhika Sehgal

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