The Indian Women Opener Shafali Verma has become WORLD’S HIGHEST RANKED BATSWOMEN at an age of just 16 years.
At an age where every teenager tries to figure out what he or she wants to persue in life? Shafali has already broken many records and she is one of the most feared batter in the women’s game.
INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEY TO CRICKET
Shafali was Born and brought up in Rohtak ,Haryana. Her father SANJEEV VERMA is a huge Cricket fan and wanted to become a cricketer but unfortunately he couldn’t do that. That pushed him to put both his son (Shafali’s elder brother) and daughter into cricket .
Shafali was inspired to pick a cricket bat after watching Sachin Tendulkar play his last Ranji Trophy match (2013) at Rohtak.
There were no Academies for girls so she had to crop her hairs to take admission for training disguised as a boy. She thrived under the guidance of her father.
Few Months later, when her Brother SAHIL fell ill during and U-12 all boys tournament in Panipat, Verma 10 at the time, she showed keen interest to play in place of him. Her father agreed. She went on to become the Man of the Match and also Man of the series too.
This event gave evident signals of her potential to her father. He started focusing more on cricket, day in and day out.
The incidence of her life has been filmed as promo for the ongoing Women’s t20 world cup.
INDIA DEBUT AND SMASHING RECORDS.
After performing consistently in U-16,U-19 And U-23 for her state.Her highest score was 56-ball century of 128 against Nagaland.
Then she got selected in Women’s T20 challenge 2019 (Women’s IPL) and showed her skills there as well.
In 24 SEP she made her debut for INDIA against SOUTH AFRICA in the SURAT. Becoming youngest women to play for India. Unfortunately she was out for a duck [0 runs]. She bounced back
exceedingly well in the next game and scored a 46 Runs in 33 Balls (4s-5 6s-2).
In her first International tour of West Indies she tumbled more records.
She broke her idol Tendulkar’s record and became the Youngest Indian to score a half century.
Also in that match she made highest opening partnership with Smriti Mandhana of 143 Runs.
She won Player of the Match award and later Player of the series too. Aggregating 158 Runs in 5 match series with a highest of 73 in the first .
NEW WORLD NO.1 IN T20Is
The one who debuted in international cricket with a 0, within less than six months she has became World No. 1. That’s Unbelievable .
She is known for her power hitting and long sixes ,just at an age of 16. At such young age, she is so very important for the INDIA team.
Indian team reached the knockout
stages (WT20 WC 2020) largely due to her contributions of 29, 39, 46 & 47 at a strike Rate of 161.00 (Highest in the tournament). Also she is leading the Most Sixes chart by 9.
Wah bhai Wah ! Great effort by the girls to hold on to their nerves and beat New Zealand and qualify for the semi finals of the #T20WorldCup
Shafali Varma is a rockstar. Anand aa raha hai ladkiyon ka performance dekhne mein. pic.twitter.com/euq2368NTF
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 27, 2020
She is changing people’s perspective towards Women’s Cricket and also Conservative Mindset of the people especially of Her home state Haryana.