Shefali Verma made history, has become the number-1 in T20 at the age of 16

ICC Women's T20 World Cup: Shefali Verma has become the number-1 batsman in T20 at the age of 16. She is the second Indian after Mithali Raj to occupy the first place.


In the T20 World Cup being played in Australia, India’s Shefali Verma has scored 161 runs in 4 matches at an average of 40.25. She is first in terms of hitting sixes (9). Shefali talked about his cricket journey in an interview. This interview has been shared on the official Instagram account of the T20 World Cup. In this, Shefali has answered many questions.

On the question of how your cricket journey started, Shefali said, “My father used to play cricket first, but no one supported that much. At that time nobody knew how to progress in cricket. Then Papa’s dream was not fulfilled. She thought that he took his children to teach cricket. Father first took my brother. I didn’t get anything done that day. ”

Shefali further said, “Papa told me to just pick up the ball. After an hour they felt pity for me. He asked to play one or two balls. I shot well. I asked him if I could start cricket, he said that if you like it, play. They searched the academy, but did not find it. After that I practiced with my brother for one or two years. ”

Papa had her hair cut. Shefali said on this question, “Actually, I wanted to play with boys. They used to say what will be played, it will hit the ball. Then I got upset and told Papa that they are not letting me play, can I cut my hair? Papa said that yes it can get cut for cricket. Then the father got his hair cut. Father made me work very hard. Then after that I met very hard at the girls academy. I played very well with girls, so they asked me to play in the boys. After that my performance in Seniors in 2013 was perfect. ”

Shefali scored 29 off 15 balls against Australia, 39 off 17 balls against Bangladesh, 46 off 34 balls against New Zealand and 47 off 34 balls against Sri Lanka. She is the fastest run-scorer in this tournament. On the other hand, Smriti Mandhana and Jemima Rodriguez lost two places each. Mandhana slipped to sixth and Rodriguez slipped to number 9. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur remains at number 12.

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