Shafali Verma meets Tendulkar in Melbourne, fulfils childhood dream

Shafali Verma recently broke Sachin Tendulkar’s long-standing record when she became the youngest Indian to slam a half-century in international cricket.

Shefali Verman posted a picture she took with Sachin Tandulkar on her social media.   -  Twitter/Shefali Verma

The Indian women cricket team’s youngest member Shafali Verma has fulfilled her childhood dream when she met her idol Sachin Tendulkar in Melbourne.

The 16-year-old clicked a picture with Tendulkar and uploaded it on her social media with a heart-warming post.

“The reason I took up this game was because of Sachin sir. My whole family has not just idolised 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,” Shafali wrote.

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

Shafali 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 title.

 

 

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