Indian women’s cricket team opener Shafali Verma has created history on Sunday. She became the youngest player to debut in all three formats of cricket (Test, ODI and T20). In this case, Shefali is the world’s 5th player in overall (female-male) cricketers. He achieved this feat in the Bristol ODI against England.
Shefali, who made her debut at the age of 17 years and 150 days, scored 15 runs in 14 balls in the match. He was caught by English bowler Katherine Brunt at the hands of Anya Shrubsole.
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Made a Record by Hitting Two Fifties in the Debut Test
Shafali Verma made her Test debut against England this month. He scored fifty in both the innings of this match. Shefali had scored 96 and 63 runs in the debut test. This test was a draw. With this, Shefali also became the first female player to score two fifties in the debut test.
Mujeeb is the Youngest Player in the World
Haryana’s young player Shefali became the fifth player overall in the world to debut in all three formats. At present, this record is in the name of Mujeeb Ur Rahman of Afghanistan, who made his debut in all three formats of cricket at the age of 17 years and 78 days.
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England’s Sarah Taylor is at number two with her debut at the age of 17 years and 86 days. He is followed by Ellyse Perry (17 years 104 days) of Australia at number three and Mohammad Amir (17 years 108 days) of Pakistan at number four.
Shefali is Number 1 in T20
Indian opener Shefali is at number-1 in the ICC World Rankings of T20. He played 22 T20 Internationals so far, scoring 617 runs at an average of 29.38. During this he also hit 3 fifties and his best score was 73 runs.
Shefali is Called Sehwag of Women
Due to her aggressive innings, Shefali is called the Virender Sehwag of women. He was not included in the previous home ODI series against South Africa. As a result, the Indian team had to face a 1-4 defeat. After this the Indian selectors had to face criticism. The veterans believed that Shefali should have been included in the team.