Watch: India Great Mithali Raj dances on Sri Lankan hit song Manike Maghe Hithe. internet in awe
The inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) is set to begin on Saturday, March 4, with Gujarat Giants taking on Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener at the Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai. Former Indian women’s team captain Mithali Raj, who announced her retirement from all forms of the game last year, will now be seen in a new role in the WPL. Mithali, who has been roped in by Gujarat Giants as the mentor of the franchise, was seen shaking a leg.
In a video shared by Gujarat Giants, Bharatanatyam trained dancer Mithali is seen dancing to the famous song ‘Manike’.
, #wpl #WomenPremieLeague #gujarat giants #Adani #Cricket @M_Raj03 pic.twitter.com/6rIxPyiXXG
– Gujarat Giants (@GujaratGiants) March 1, 2023
Fans were impressed with Mithali’s dance moves.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
you just killed mitali
– Devjani (@CricketKenway) March 1, 2023
Hey, God! @ritudi307, Even the goat has some tricks!
— Jay Dansinghani (@JayDansinghani) March 1, 2023
I said this a while back @M_Raj03 Good move. The world’s best female cricketer turned brilliant commentator and now she has become an amazing dancer! pic.twitter.com/5bzzcl2r8U
— Hari (@hkrocks12) March 1, 2023
Captain Cool in every sense! How good!
— Ritwika Dhar (@RituD307) March 1, 2023
– Lakshmi Kanya (@lakshmikanya) March 1, 2023
As the team’s mentor, the 40-year-old cricketer will also promote women’s cricket and help develop the game at the grassroots level in Gujarat.
The Ahmedabad franchise recently emerged as the most expensive of the five teams during the auction, with Adani Sportsline spending Rs 1289 crore.
Mithali said that the new initiative of BCCI will help women’s cricket to grow rapidly and encourage young players to play cricket professionally.
“The inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League is a great step forward for women’s cricket and the involvement of the Adani Group is a big boost for the sport as well,” Mithali said on Saturday.
“Women’s cricket continues to grow, and this kind of inspiration will undoubtedly encourage young women to consider taking up cricket professionally.
“I believe the high impact participation of corporates will ultimately help accelerate the process of bringing more glory to India.
“This level of influence can help strengthen the sports ecosystem and increase opportunities for female athletes,” she said.
(With PTI inputs)
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