In 15 pointers, we have tried to summarize Shafali Verma’s cricket journey. Shafali will be seen representing Indian jersey in the T20Is against South African Women later this month.
1. Meet Shafali Verma who was born on January 28, 2004 at Rohtak, Haryana
2. This teen sensation recently made the headlines after BCCI announced India T20I Squad
3. To everyone’s surprise, 15-year-old Shafali Verma was named in the India squad to play vs South Africa
4. This teenager from Rohtak will be replacing Mithali Raj, who retired from T20Is recently
5. But who is she? What’s her story?
6. Shafali decided to take the bat in her hand at the age of 10
7. Her father, a huge cricket fan trained her at the beginning of her cricketing journey
8. She says that watching Sachin Tendulkar play his final Ranji game at Rohtak boosted her confidence
9. It was that day, Shafali decided to practice even harder to improve her game
10. She caught everyone’s attention at the women’s T20 challenge played in May earlier this year
11. Shafali announced herself on the big stage where she scored 34 off 31 balls
12. “She is going to be a superstar for India probably in a year or so,” complimented Danielle Wyatt seeing her strokeplay
13. In Feb 2019, she scored 128 off 56 balls vs Nagaland, making it 3rd highest score in women’s T20
14. Shafali says it was not just my dream but my father’s dream to represent India
15. Female Cricket wishes our little wonder Shafali all the very best for upcoming series.