Shafali Verma’s Torches Her Way Down The Ground To Clobber An Expansive Six: India’s explosive opener makes heads take and take notice of her skill set with an engrossing six against New Zealand
Ever since making an advent into the cricketing fraternity, Shafali Verma has risen in stature by the match. The Indian opener has flourished courtesy of her formidable ability to come out and strike the ball in the sweet spot, an ability which has seen her be serenaded with a slew of plaudits and accolades.
And despite being only 16 years old, the innate opener has shown that no stage is too big for her with her coming up with imperious displays in India’s ongoing sortie at the ICC women’s T20 World Cup. One such display came today as well with the player torching her way to 46 runs in a mere 34 balls to guide her side to 133 against the White Ferns.
Shafali Verma Clobbers Anna Peterson For A Gargantuan Six Over Her Head
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While the innings was hailed owing to the manner in which Verma tore apart into New Zealand’s formidable bowling unit, there was an instance which stood out in the knock. It came when spinner Anna Peterson squared up against Verma with the opener dispatching her with disdain for two sixes on the bounce.
Both the shots came in the same manner with Verma stepping out to open her arms with ease and dispatch the ball right down the ground.
Verma Shatters Records With Her Knock
The innings not only saw India become the first team to seal its passage into the semi-finals of the showpiece tournamnet but also heralded Verma’s way two prestigious records. Her strike-rate of 147.97 at the moment is the highest amongst all batters in the T20 arena with the opener having accrued a staggering 438 in 17 outings.
She currently also holds the highest ever strike-rate at a T20 World Cup with her knocks of 29, 39 and 46 coming at a ludicrous strike-rate of 172.72.
“I was happy with the performance and wanted to give a good start at the powerplay. I waited for the loose balls which is my strength and it paid off today. I practised a lot with the boys and I want to thank my dad and all the boys at the practice who helped me train well in batting,” Shafali Verma after India’s encounter against New Zealand.