With the Independence Day approaching soon, India is gearing up to celebrate 70 years of the historic day. In the week leading up to the D-Day, schools, and colleges across the country organize cultural programs like playing games, drawing competition, fancy dress around the patriotic theme.
While we, in the usual grind of life, view it as just another holiday to loosen the corporate cuffs, children fortunately still get to bask in the jubilee it is! Thanks to school competitions, elocutions, fancy dress events, and more. This could be one of the simple ways to imbibe our younger generation about India’s struggle for freedom.
At one such school event in Gujarat, kids were asked to dress up as any national leader and a little girl’s costume is melting hearts on the Internet. A little girl decided to dress up for the event as Mithali Raj, the captain of Indian women cricket team! Her father, Apoorva Ekbote, recently took to Twitter and shared a small clip of the ‘Junior Mithali.’
“Dress up as any national leader for the school event. Our very own Captain of Indian cricket team @M_Raj03 to inspire my daughter.. #MithaliRaj,” he wrote in the tweet.
— Apoorva Ekbote (@aekbote) August 10, 2017
Isn’t she just adorable?
India’s love for cricket is not new, but the zeal and the enthusiasm surrounding the female players is surely refreshing. Even after their heartbreaking loss at the ICC World Cup Final, the fan roared saying ‘they have lost the cup but won million hearts’, and this clip beautifully resonates that sentiment.
Mithali Raj has won hearts not just through her game but also for other qualities like reading a book before going on the field and that pictures went viral. Thanks to social media, the tweet reached Mithali Raj and her reply was everything.
“This is cute! May she achieve her endeavors in all the spheres of life! ” she wrote while sharing the clip.
This is cute! 😀
May she achieve her endeavours in all the spheres of life! https://t.co/FKJRvWirDi
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) August 10, 2017
During the World Cup, Mithali became the first woman cricketer to score seven consecutive half-centuries in One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and also became the highest run-getter in the ODIs as she surpassed former cricketer and captain of England women’s team Charlotte Edwards. The right-hander was chosen the captain of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team. Besides Mithali, Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma were the other two Indians included in the ICC’s team.
Last year, around the same time, a little girl had dressed up as Sushma Swaraj as a national leader for a school competition and the External Affairs Minister too loved her look.