India cricketer Mithali Raj hit the ball out of the park at an event to celebrate Dear Comrade with kids from the Cheers Foundation. The movie starring Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna has a cricket connect as the heroine plays a cricketer in the movie.
Vijay asked Mithali if she liked Rashmika’s batting in the movie.
“Did you like her batting, Mithali?”
“Honestly, she was better than you,” replied Mithali cheekily. “She had a more straight bat than you.”
That evoked peals of laughter among the audience as Vijay then went on to invite Mithali to join them when they play cricket next.
“And you should be part of my team,” said Vijay.
Dear Comrade released on 26 July in all four south Indian languages to mixed reviews.