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This Girl Dressed Up As Mithali Raj Is Proof That We Need More Female Role Models To Inspire Us

Give every young girl a strong female icon to look up to.

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This is three-and-a-half-year-old Anushka and her dad Apoorva Ekbote from Ahmedabad.

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Anushka dressed up as Mithali Raj, the captain of Indian women's cricket team, for her school's fancy dress event. And her dad tweeted a video of Anushka excitedly telling the camera who she's cosplaying.

Dress up as any national leader for school event. Our very own Captain of Indian cricket team @M_Raj03 to inspire m… https://t.co/O52gusNUNq

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Even the professional female badass was absolutely in love with the little girl dressed as her.

This is cute! 😀 May she achieve her endeavours in all the spheres of life! https://t.co/FKJRvWirDi

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Apoorva said that he expected a reply from Mithali but didn't expect the tweet to be liked by so many people.

Apoorva told BuzzFeed that his daughter has a keen interest in watching sports and she enjoys watching cricket matches with her family.

"The idea of dressing her up as Mithali was mine. It was because the women's cricket team recently inspired the whole nation," Apoorva further added, referring to the Indian team's amazing performance in the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup.

Even though India lost the cup to England, the women made the nation swell with pride due to their incredible performance.
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Even though India lost the cup to England, the women made the nation swell with pride due to their incredible performance.

People are totally digging Anushka cosplaying as the Indian women's cricket team captain.

Apoorva said that Anushka identifies with "strong female characters" and he believes that young girls like Anushka need more female role models like Mithali Raj.

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He also said that one of Anushka's favourite characters in pop culture is the fierce fighter and skilled archer, princess Devasena, from Baahubali and that she often acts out Devasena's scenes with her friends.

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