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Shafali Verma Biography – Personal Life, Career, Facts, Awards, Records, Boyfriend, Net Worth

Shafali Verma BiographyShafali Verma is one of India’s youngest, boldest, and most dynamic hitters of the cricketing ball. The short but roaring cricketer, Shafali has created history for India. She truly has the brightest career ahead as she has already achieved a remarkable feat in her career. A limited-overs specialist batsman, Shafali also made it into the test team.

Shafali Verma represented the Indian national women’s team across all three formats of the game, becoming the youngest cricketer to do so. Verma is a Right-Handed top-order batter who rarely bowls Right-Arm off-spin. Shafali made her debut for the national women’s team on 24th September 2019 against South Africa.

Shafali Verma Cricketing Career & Personal Life

Shafali Verma Family
Shafali Verma Family

Shafali Verma was born on 28th January 2004 at Rohtak city in Haryana. Her father Sanjeev Verma is a local businessman whereas her mother Praveen Bala is a homemaker. Shafali’s father also wanted to be a cricketer in his youth but couldn’t fulfill his dream and so he trained Shafali for the first three years of her coaching.

Notably, her father used to gift her five rupees for each six she hit. Shafali’s brother Sahil Verma also played cricket and when once disguised in a local match, she replaced her brother as a substitute and outperformed the boys in the match. Shafali has been in continuous touch with cricket ever since she started to play from the age of eight.

  • Age: 17 Years
  • Height: 5’4”
  • Weight: 55 kg
  • Alma Mater: Mandeep Senior Secondary School, Rohtak
  • Coach: Ashwani Kumar

Shafali Verma Early Days

Shafali Verma Early Days
Shafali Verma Early Days

Shafali Verma started to pursue professional coaching under the guidance of her father. After three years, she joined a cricket club. Initially, the boys were reluctant to play with her in the feat of getting hurt. Shafali resorted to that and cut her hair until the boys recognized her talent.

Shafali joined the Ram Narayan Cricket Club in 2016. At the coaching center, she achieved professional coaching under her first coach Ashwani Kumar. Owing to the phenomenon skills of Shefali, Kumar shifted her to practice with elite group women of U-19 and U-23 level.

Shafali Verma Domestic Career 

Shafali Verma Domestic Career
Shafali Verma Domestic Career

Shefali practiced with the elite group where her unique talent got recognized by the state electors who in turn called her to represent the Haryana U-19 Team. In 2018, Shafali was named as the captain of Haryana’s U-19 team.

Shafali displayed her savage and fierce hitting skills with enormous power in the domestic leagues. She soon got her maiden call for the Indian International team. Shafali had not given her 10th Std. exams before making her debut for the Indian team.

Domestic T-20 Leagues

Before making her debut for the Indian team, Shafali played for the Velocity team where her aggressive batting was witnessed by the national selectors. In the 2020 Big Bash League, Shafali was picked by the Sydney Sixers franchise for the 2021 season. She scored her maiden half-century at the league against Hobart Hurricanes.

Shafali Verma International Career 

Shafali Verma International Career Stats
Shafali Verma International Career Stats

Shafali Verma made her debut against South Africa in a T-20 International match on 24th September 2019 being the youngest woman to play for India in an international fixture. 

T-20 Career

The highlight of Shafali’s career has been her stellar performance in the shortest format of the game. After a successful South Africa tour, Shafali was picked for the West Indies tour where she became the youngest half-centurion for India. She was the player of the series for her amazing 158 runs in five matches.

After her perfect stint against West Indies and South Africa, the national selectors firmly believed in Shefali’s caliber. In a breakthrough for the young girl, she was announced in India’s 15-member squad for the ICC T-20 World Cup 2021. After the announcement, she was awarded a central contract with the BCCI.

Shafali had a unique stint at the T-20 world cup as she smashed many sixes out of the park. Her efforts however went in vain as India lost the T-20 world cup. Shafali has been a consistent part of India’s T20 team since her debut. In the 28 T-20 International matches played by Shafali, she has scored 687 runs with an average of over 25 and a strike rate of 124.

Test Career

In May 2021, Shafali was set to play a different role for her team as she was selected in India’s Test and Women’s ODI squad for the series against England’s Women cricket team. Shafali made her test debut against England on 16th June 2021.

Shafali impressed everyone with her majestic performance. In her first test innings, she scored 96 runs and another 63 in the second. After a highly competitive batting performance, Shafali was adjudged as the Player of the match as the match ended in a Draw.

In her only two test matches played, Shafali has scored 242 runs with a significant average of 60.40.

ODI Career

Shafali Verma has recently been inducted into the ODI squad and played only six ODI’s. She made her debut against England on 27th June 2021. She had a good tour of England and scored handy runs. In the six One-Day international matches played, Shafali has scored 164 runs with an average of 27.33 and a strike rate of over 100.

Shefali Verma Relationship Status

Shefali Verma Relationship Status
Shefali Verma Relationship Status

Shafali Verma is too young to get into a relationship and is currently single according to confirmed sources. The young performer has been very open about her life and all the information right from her childhood is circulated in open media.

Shefali Verma Net Worth

11.2 Crore

Shefali Verma Net Worth
Shefali Verma Net Worth

The estimated net worth of the latest sensation of the Indian women’s team Shafali Verma is Rs. 11.2 Crore. Shafali has earned a stagnant amount of her wealth through her professional career for India, Haryana, and Velocity. Shafali earned a $500,000 Thousands contract with Sydney Sixers for the Big Bash League.

Currently, there are no movable or immovable assets under Shafali Verma’s name. Shafali was promoted from BCCI C grade to B grade contract and renewed her contract to Rs. 10 Lakh.

Shefali Verma: LED Stumps Controversy 

Shefali Verma LED Stumps Controversy 
Shefali Verma LED Stumps Controversy

Shefali Verma was given out stumped off Sophie Ecclestone’s delivery in a second ODI match between India and England. However, the decision was very close and despite LED stumps used, there were no LED bails by the authorities. This sparked controversy for the lack of LED material in an international fixture as Shafali was bamboozled for 44 runs.

Shafali Verma Records

Shafali Verma Records
Shafali Verma Records
  1. Youngest woman cricketer to play international cricket for India.
  2. The youngest woman to represent India in all three formats of the game.
  3. The youngest batter to score a half-century for India in international cricket (broke the record of Sachin Tendulkar).
  4. Highest score by an Indian woman on test debut.
  5. The first woman to grab the man of the match award on debut.
  6. Youngest Indian woman to feature at the ICC T-20 World Cup.

Shafali Verma Facts

Shafali Verma Facts
Shafali Verma Facts

Shafali Verma went to watch a Ranji trophy match with her father that featured Sachin Tendulkar. After she watched him play, she asserted to work hard and represent the country in the sport.

Shafali waited for Sachin Tendulkar out of his guest room but failed to meet him at the age of 9.

To prove her talent and continue to train with muscular boys, Shafali sacrificed her hair to get unnoticed and she still keeps short hair

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