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Shafali Verma: the teenage sensation aiming to fire India to Twenty20 glory

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The 16-year-old pretended to be a boy so she could play cricket and is now a key part of a women's team looking to win the T20 World Cup in Australia “My brother was supposed to play but he fell sick - I asked my father if I could play under his name,” Shafali Verma explains. With that began the story of India's next cricket superstar, a remarkable tale in which a girl disguised herself as a boy simply so she could play the sport she loved. Verma made history in November when, aged 15 years and 285 days, she smashed 73 off 49 balls against West Indies, becoming the youngest Indian...
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