Gros Islet: India's youngest player, 15-year-old Shefali Verma has become a half-century in international cricket. Shefali broke the 30-year-old record of Sachin Tendulkar. He scored a 49-ball 73 in the first T20 International against the West Indies, helping the Indian team win by an 84-run lead here on Saturday.
Shefali was playing her fifth T20 International match. He hit six fours and four sixes during his innings. Shefali achieved this feat at the age of 15 and 285 days. In this way he has surpassed the legendary cricketer Tendulkar, who made his first Test half-century at the age of 16 and 214 days.
Haryana's young player Shefali had scored 46 runs in the second T20 International of his career against South Africa in Surat last month. It is noteworthy that the half-century innings of the opening pair of Shefali Verma (73) and Smriti Mandhana (67) helped the Indian women's team to an 84-run victory over the host West Indies.