New Delhi: Shafali Verma is rocking the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. She is today the world’s number-1 T20 female player. He also has the most runs in the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020. Now she has become a favorite cricketer of the country. But Shafali Verma has had to struggle hard to reach here. Changes have to be made from hard practice to living. Once, such a situation was created that he had to cut his hair to play cricket.
ICC shared video
The ICC has shared a video of the conversation with Shafali Varma on Wednesday. In this video, Shafali is talking about becoming a cricketer and the initial troubles. Shefali says that her father also used to play cricket before. But he did not get support and could not fulfill his dream. Shafali further says, “My father thought what happened if his dream was not fulfilled, make his children cricketers.
Went to play with brother and became a cricketer
Shafali said, ‘Papa took my brother to feed cricket with me. Took me along Brother played for about an hour. Papa told me that I would just keep picking up the ball. I kept doing the same. After this, my father probably felt pity for me. Finally, he also asked me to play two-three balls. I shot well. After practice, I told my father if I could play cricket, he said that you can play at all.
As a young girl, Shafali Verma pretended to be a boy just so she could play cricket.— ICC (@ICC) March 4, 2020
Now, the 16-year-old has risen to be the No.1 T20I batter in the world!
She sat down with us for an exclusive chat about her inspiring journey 📽️ pic.twitter.com/40I8E60u4F
Shafali Verma get a haircut for cricket
Shafali says that the first one or two years her father got her and her brother to practice. Shafali used to play with boys and due to this, she had to get her haircut. Shefali says, ‘I used to play with boys. Many times boys used to tell me that this girl is or what she will play. One day I told my father that if he is not feeding me, should I get a haircut. On this, the father said that if there is a haircut for cricket, then it can be cut at all.
Shafali says that the struggle has been very difficult. After a long time, he got an academy for girls. After this, he started playing in the morning and evening. She started playing very well. After this, he was also put into practice with the boys. Shafali also performed well in the under-23 team. Then she was selected in the national team.