Shafali Verma Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Biography

Shafali Verma Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Biography
Shafali Verma Quick Info
Height 5 ft 4 in
Weight 59 kg
Date of Birth January 28, 2004
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Shafali Verma is an Indian professional cricketer who has represented her country in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is), as an opening batter. A child prodigy, she had made her international debut for India in September 2019, as a 15-year-old, in a T20I match against South Africa. She had thus become the youngest female cricketer to represent India in a T20I match. In June 2021, when she had made her ODI debut, in a match against England, she had become the youngest player, male or female, to have represented India in all 3 formats of international cricket. In the Indian domestic circuit, she has played for her home state of Haryana across all 3 formats. A destructive batter at the top of the order, she was tipped from a very young age to be the cricketer who would transform the way that the Indian women’s team approaches limited-overs cricket. She has represented Velocity (2019-Present) in the Women’s T20 Challenge, an annual Indian T20 tournament that began in 2018 as a special event to showcase women’s cricket during the IPL (Indian Premier League).

Born Name

Shafali Verma

Nick Name

Shafali

Shafali Verma as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2019
Shafali Verma as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2019 (Shafali Verma / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Rohtak, Haryana, India

Residence

Rohtak, Haryana, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Shafali Verma as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019
Shafali Verma as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019 (Shafali Verma / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Sanjeev Verma (Goldsmith)
  • Mother – Praveen Bala
  • Siblings – Sahil Verma (Brother). She has a sister as well.

Manager

She is represented by Baseline Ventures, Sports Marketing, Entertainment & Brand Licensing Company, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Off Break

Role

Opening Batter

Jersey Number

17 – Test Match, One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

59 kg or 130 lbs

Shafali Verma as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2021
Shafali Verma as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2021 (Shafali Verma / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped, neck-length, hair
  • Cheerful smile

Religion

Hinduism

Shafali Verma as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2021
Shafali Verma as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2021 (Shafali Verma / Instagram)

Shafali Verma Facts

  1. A cricket nut from childhood, Shafali had to disguise herself as a boy to train in cricket as there was no academy for girls in her hometown, Rohtak. Her father was not very happy with the plan as there was a clear danger of getting caught but he eventually relented recognizing her love for the sport and her obvious talent.
  2. She had once chopped her hair and disguised herself as her brother, who had fallen sick, to represent him at an Under-12 match.
  3. In November 2019, during a T20I match against the West Indies, she had become the youngest half-centurion for India in international cricket. The match was part of a 5-match bilateral series between the teams where Shafali had scored 158 runs overall and was named the ‘Player of the Series’.
  4. In January 2020, she was named in India’s squad for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup that was to be held in Australia. Ahead of the tournament, indicating her stratospheric rise in the world of cricket, she had achieved the number one ranking among batters in women’s T20I cricket. She was a vital cog of the Indian squad in the tournament and her attacking play at the top of the order was key in India reaching the final.
  5. In June 2021, in her test match debut, she had scored 159 runs and was named the ‘Player of the Match’.

Featured Image by Shafali Verma / Instagram

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