High back-lift, clean ball striking and fearless attitude – Shafali Verma has lighted up the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. The 16-year-old opener has given India flying starts in all of their matches so far and is one of the main reasons why India became the first time to seal the semi-final spot in the World Cup. Shafali’s strokeful batting has earned praise from all quarters but none bigger than the one coming from the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.
“Fantastic performance by our Flag of India team to become the first team to enter the semi-final of #T20WorldCup. It was a tight game and we played well under pressure. Was great to see @TheShafaliVerma play yet another crucial knock,” tweeted Tendulkar after India beat New Zealand by 3 runs.