India opener Shafali Verma broke Sachin Tendulkar’s long-standing record. Shafali became the youngest Indian to notch up an international fifty. Shafali achieved the feat during the first T20I against West Indies with her knock of 73 runs
When Sachin Tendulkar played his last Ranji Trophy innings at the Bansi Lal Stadium in Lahli, Haryana, the nine-year-old Shafali was sitting on her father’s shoulders cheering her idol. Six years later, she has broken Sachin’s record to become the youngest Indian to score an International half-century.
Shafali Verma, now
15 years and 285 days old, shattered her idol’s 30-year old record when she became the youngest Indian to score an international fifty in the first T20I against the West Indies in St Lucia.
Tendulkar was 16 years and 214 days when he scored his maiden half-century (59, vs Pakistan at Faisalabad in 1989). At 15 years and 267 days, UAE’s Ka
visha Egodage is the youngest woman to score an international 50, against Malayasia in Jan 2019).
The 15-year-old Shafali and Mandhana shared a record 143-run opening partnership as India posted 185 for 4 in their stipulated 20 overs at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.