The girl, Shafali Verma is the youngest ever player to play T20I cricket for Indian Team. She gained fame while she was playing for a women’s exhibition match during the fag end of IPL 2019.
Shafali Verma’s Childhood
Shafali was born on January 28th, 2004 in Rohtak (Haryana). She has done her schooling from Mandeep Senior Secondary Scool in Rohtak only. She is 5’4’’ tall and fair in complexion. Her father’s name is Sanjeev Verma who owns a jewelry shop in Rohtak. Shafali’s dad himself wanted to be a cricketer but now his daughter is fulfilling his dreams. Her mother’s name is Praveen Bala who is a homemaker. She has two brothers, one younger and one elder. Her younger brother’s name is Rahul and her elder brother Sahil Verma also plays cricket.
Shafali Verma’s Carrier
At the age of 14, Shafali was recognized for her exceptional skills in batting. That’s when she got into the under-16 women’s cricket team. In one of her matches of Haryana v/s Nagaland, she scored 128 runs in 56 balls. She has also played for IPL velocity under veteran Mithali raj in the women’s T20 challenge where she was recognized even more because of her skills. Shafali was then picked for nationals and made her international debut in September 2019 in a match against South Africa.
The girl passed Sachin’s record by hitting 73 runs in 49 balls against West Indies being the youngest to score a half-century in a cricket match. She has earned Grace C player title by BCCI.
Shafali Verma’s Interests
Shafali is a diehard fan of Sachin Tendulkar. She always had an interest in cricket and started playing when she was just 8 years old. Her father made her practice cricket initially with a tennis ball. She tells in an interview that she used to get Rs5/- for every six that she made.
There is a very famous story known in Shafali’s family that she loves cricket so much that she chopped her hair to look like her brother Sahil and represent him in Under-16 School National Championship. This happened when her brother had fallen sick and she did not want to lose this opportunity.
She majorly practiced in the girl’s team but because of her incredible skills, she also started practicing in the Under-19 boy’s team. Mr. Ashwani, her coach tells this in an interview. She is the youngest player to play the final of a cricket world cup.
Shafali Verma’s Wiki / Bio
|Date of Birth||January 28, 2004|
|Major Team||Indian Women, Haryana Women|
|Batting Style||Right Hand Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm off-break|