Shafali Verma is India Women Cricket Team's latest sensation. Shafali recently made debut at the age of 15, becoming India’s youngest player (men or women). She broke Sachin's record to become the youngest Indian to register a half-century.
“To make papa proud when I start playing for India and, hopefully, he will be there for the first World Cup I play,” said Shafali when her career took off. And there she was, in no time, one of the highlights from recently concluded Women's T20 World Cup in Australia. Before she left for the tournament, Shafali made a promise to her father saying, ‘Papa, ik century toh lagaa ke aani hi hain [I must hit at least one century].'
Full Name: Shafali Verma
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm offbreak
Test Debut: N/A
ODI Debut: N/A
T20 Debut: On September 2019 in India Women vs South Africa Women at Surat
Major Teams: Velocity, India Women Board President XI, India Women
Shefali has just debuted in T20 international, and in total, she has played 9 matches. Shefali, at the age of 13, represented Haryana’s U-19 team in 2016. The destructive batswoman is inspired by Sachin Tendulkar. She was star-struck when she first witnessed the Master Blaster in 2013 while batting at Bansi Lal Stadium in 2013. From there, her father trained her every day and now she is fulfilling her as well as her father’s dream.
“I used to score a lot of our runs in the last two or three years, especially in the powerplay, but now with Shafali coming in, she's getting the runs in the way I do. She's made a huge impact and the team has become more balanced thanks to her,” Smriti Mandhana on Shafali Verma.
Date of Birth: January 28, 2004
Current Age: 15 years
Birth Place: Rohtak, Haryana
Address: Rohtak, Haryana, India
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Domestic Teams: Velocity, Indian Women Board President XI
“When I first picked up the bat, I thought the only way to play was to whack the ball with zero technique. Since I was five-six, I had just been watching my brother bat and bowl legspin, or just used to be at his training sessions to collect the balls. When I actually started training, it felt different but it certainly felt good. Papa, too, started working very hard on me subah, shaam, raat tak – har time [day in and day out]. He made sure at practice that he never treated me like a ‘girl'. My hair makes me look like a boy anyway, so let me just put on a shirt and go play
Father: Sanjeev Verma (A jewellery repairer)
Coach: Ashwani Kumar
Shafali Verma Boyfriend: N/A
Marital Status: Unmarried
Shafali Verma Height: 5'4”
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Cricketer: Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer Commentator: N/A