Shafali Verma is an Indian cricketer. She holds the record for the youngest ever to play T20 cricket for India.
Shafali Verma was born on Wednesday, 28 January 2004 (Age: 16 years, as in 2020) in Rohtak, Haryana. Her zodiac sign is Aquarius. She is currently doing her schooling from the Mandeep Senior Secondary School, Rohtak. In 2018, At the age of 14, in view of her exceptional performances and big-hitting skills, she broke into the Haryana Under-16 women’s team. In one of the matches vs Nagaland, she hammered 128 runs off 56 balls. She played under veteran Mithali Raj for the team “IPL Velocity” in the women’s T20 challenge held in May 2019, where she once again showcased her skills and made her presence felt. Following her remarkable performances, she was picked to play for the national side and made her T20 International debut on 24 September 2019 against South Africa.
Shafali made her WT20I debut on 24 September 2019 against South Africa, at the tender age of 15 years and became India’s youngest international cricket debutant. In November 2019, barely two months after she made her international debut, she successfully surpassed the 30-year-old record set by her idol and the cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, when she smashed 73 runs off 49 balls against West Indies, becoming the youngest ever (at the age of 15 years and 285 days) to score an international half-century. Owing to her remarkable performances, Verma was drafted into the Indian squad for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. She was subsequently granted a Grade C player contract by the BCCI.