Friday, 3 April, 2020

I took up Cricket because of Sachin sir : Shafali Verma

Teenage sensation finally fulfils her childhood dream of meeting Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar

By Shri Ram Shaw

Newswave@ New Delhi

Teenage sensation Shafali Verma fulfilled her childhood dream of meeting her idol Sachin Tendulkar when she caught up with the Master Blaster in Australia. The 16-year-old Indian cricketer clicked a picture with Sachin Tendulkar and uploaded it on her Instagram account with a heart-warming post.

Shafali Verma

“The reason I took up this game was because of Sachin sir. My whole family has not just idolised and but literally worshipped him. Today is a special day for me that I got to meet my childhood hero. It was a dream come true for me,” wrote Shafali in her caption to the photo on Instagram.

On November 9th 2019, Shafali had broken Sachin Tendulkar’s long-standing record when she became the youngest Indian to slam a half-century in international cricket when she scored a belligerent 49-ball 73 against West Indies.

Shafali Verma will be in action at the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup as a Harmanpreet Kaur-led team India launch their bid for a first World Cup title. Catch the action live on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar from 21st February 2020 onwards

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