Shattering Sachin Tendulkar’s 30-year-old record, 15-year-old Shafali Verma became the youngest Indian cricketer to score a half-century in international cricket.
Shafali’s name entered the record books of Indian cricket after her amazing performing in the first T20 against West Indies in which she scored a whopping 73 in 49 balls.
The match held at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium was her fifth T20I. The four sixes and six fours hit by the player helped her achieve her maiden half-century.
While Tendulkar scored his maiden test fifty when he was 16 years and 214 days, Shafali achieved this feat at just 15 years and 285 days!
At 143, opening pair Smriti Mandhana (67) and Shafali Verma (73) managed to score India’s highest partnership in WT20Is.
India, which took the first stride, made 185 runs for four while West Indies only reached 101 for nine.
Undoubtedly, it was Shafali who managed to steal the show by breaking Master Blaster’s age old record!