Independence day is just around the corner! 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.
While we are still at that; I can hardly describe my feelings (cue: a deadly dose of nostalgia) when I think of fancy dress competitions, back in the days, that allowed me to be anything I wanted to be! No, that’s not the story…
The good news is a little girl from Gujarat decided to dress up 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.’
— Apoorva Ekbote (@aekbote) August 10, 2017
Isn’t she just adorable?
Now, thanks to social media, the tweet reached Mithali Raj and her reply was everything.
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
And Mithali wasn’t the only one. The little girl is melting hearts everywhere on the internet.
— rkassfl (@rkassfl) August 10, 2017
2. Blessings galore.
Your daughter is really cute apoovra, may God bless her 😊😊
— Avinash Tiwari (@imtheavinash) August 10, 2017
3. How dope is that?
American here with no idea of cricket, but Mithali Raj is my fave player too! She reads poetry before games!
— Julie Barnes (@JtrackJulie) August 10, 2017
4. Couldn’t have said it better!
Thank you Apoorva. Mithali and co have rejuvenated a new sense of dreams in young girls. May your daughter achieve all the success.
— Women's CricZone (@WomensCricZone) August 10, 2017
5. A true inspiration…
Motivation for children @M_Raj03. Cute girl 😆😆
— Smriti Mandhana fc (@smriti18fc) August 10, 2017
Now you get it? The power of playing dress-up?
Also–in case it wasn’t clear–this is a beautiful way to cement the notion that the country and its people celebrate women sports and cricket is not limited to men’s team anymore!
*goes back to impersonating Ellen DeGeneres*