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India women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj’s career to be adapted for big screen

Mithali Raj is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket and the only woman cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run-mark in ODIs

cricket Updated: Sep 26, 2017 14:50 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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India's Mithali Raj will be the subject of a biopic.(AP)

Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj’s remarkable journey will soon be adapted for big screen.

Viacom18 Motion Pictures has acquired the rights for biopic on Mithali, who is the highest run-scorer in women’s international cricket and the only woman cricketer to surpass the 6,000 run-mark in ODIs.

“I am extremely happy on this association with Viacom18 Motion Pictures. Hoping that this movie inspires more people, especially young girls to take up sports as a career,” she said in a statement.

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Mithali is the first Indian to have lead the women’s national team to an ICC ODI World Cup final twice - 2005 and 2017. An Arjuna awardee, she was also awarded the Padma Shri in 2015, India’s fourth highest civilian honour for her contribution in the field of cricket.

“Viacom18 Motion Pictures has always been the pioneer in showcasing content with portrayal of strong women characters right from ‘Queen’ to ‘Kahaani’ to ‘Mary Kom’.

“We are proud to be collaborating with the young and inspirational Mithali Dorai Raj, a name single-handedly responsible in bringing about a shift in the way women’s cricket team was perceived in our country,” Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures said.

First Published: Sep 26, 2017 14:50 IST