Indian women’s opener Shafali Verma disclose the success mantra behind her aggressive form of cricket, she revealed an anecdote, saying that while growing up she, alongside her brother, used to play a “six-hitting competition”, and her father used to award whoever hit more sixes with Rs 10-15. Shafali’s comment came after the stumps of the second day’s play between India Women and England Women.
After the stumps of day two, A short clip from Shafali’s post-match press conference was shared by the Indian cricket team’s official Instagram. with caption:
“A six-hitting competition? Now, we know where those big hits come from,”
Shafali made her Test debut for India in the ongoing solitary Test against England. Even though it was her first match in red-ball cricket, She played a sensational knock of 96 runs off 152 balls, which included 13 fours and two big sixes, Shafali, along with world-class opener Smriti Mandhana, gave India a good start after England declared their first innings on 396 for 9. The duo played a 167-run partnership for the first wicket and, during this, The duo created the record for the highest opening stand for the India women’s team in Test cricket.
Young opener Shafali was caught by Anya on Kate Cross delivery when she was just four runs short of her maiden Test century. After her departure, India’s batting line-up got collapsed as the team went from a strong position of 167 for none to 187 for five in the last hour of play.