On Saturday, November 19, Harmanpreet Kaur, skipper of the India Women’s National Cricket Team, stated that the biopics of female cricketers like ‘Shabaash Mithu’ motivate young girls to take up cricket or other sports as a career.
Shabaash Mithu is a biographical Hindi-language sports drama film based on the life of legendary India Women’s National Cricket Team player, Mithali Raj. The film, directed by Srijit Mukherji and produced by Viacom18 Studios, was released on July 15, 2022.
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India Women’s National Cricket Team captain Harmanpreet Kaur, who was in Kolkata to attend a fashion show, told PTI:
“Films like ‘Shabaash Mithu’ motivate young girls to become cricketers or take up other sports as careers. We know how much hard work goes into making someone’s dreams a reality. Such films help the cause of women’s cricket in India.”
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The 33-year-old went on to say that she hasn’t thought about her biopic at the moment, but if a proposal comes along in the future, she’ll definitely think about it.
“If there is a proposal in the future, I will think about it. But until now I haven’t really thought about it,” she said.
Harmanpreet Kaur also said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) gives good support to women’s cricket which is “very encouraging for the girls”. She further said:
“The mentality of parents has changed. Women can now take up sport as a profession. There is money and fame when you excel. Acceptance for sportswomen has increased considerably.”
Kaur has played 3 Tests, 124 ODIs and 137 T20Is for the India Women’s National Cricket Team so far. She has scored 3322 ODI runs including 5 centuries and 17 half centuries and 2694 T20I runs including 1 century and 8 half centuries.
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