India, Dec. 3 -- After months of speculation, it is now confirmed that actor Taapsee Pannu will play the lead in cricketer Mithali Raj's biopic. Called Shabaash Mithu, the film will tell the inspiring story of Mithali's journey in the world of sports.

Taapsee took to Instagram to share pictures from her birthday and confirmed her participation. She wrote: "Happy Happy Birthday Captain @mithaliraj ! You have made all of us proud in more than many ways and it's truly an honour to be chosen to showcase your journey on screen. On this Birthday of yours I don't know what gift I can give you but this promise that I shall give it all I have to make sure you will be proud of what you see of yourself on screen with #ShabaashMithu P.S- I am all pr...