See what stalwards Sachin and Sehwag have had to say about batting sensation Shafali Verma

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The Indian Women cricket team have been on a stellar performance in the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. With three back to back victories in the group stage, they have secured entry into the semi finals. Moreover, one of the greatest outcome of the matches have been the marvellous Shafali Verma, the young opener who has been smashing it big in all three matches. The teenager run machine has been such an eye catches, she is receiving praise from India’s iconic cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag.

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In yesterday’s match against New Zealand, Verma smashed an amazing 46-off-34 knock. Add to that her stunning scores of 15-ball-29 and 17-ball-39 in the two previous matches, Verma has scored a total of 114 runs in this world cup. Her strike rate is an astounding 172.72, which is also the highest ever in the history of the tournament.

All of these in just 16 years of age, Verma has established herself as a future superstar for the Women in Blue. Among all the numerous praises from the supporters, the Indian cricket legends took it to social media to praise the youngster for her amazing performance.

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Following yesterday’s match, Sachin and Sehwag expressed their eulogy towards Verma, on their official Twitter handles.

Viru tweeted: “Wah bhai Wah ! Great effort by the girls to hold on to their nerves and beat New Zealand and qualify for the semi finals of the #T20WorldCup
Shafali Varma is a rockstar. Anand aa raha hai ladkiyon ka performance dekhne mein (its happy to see the performance of the girls).”

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The Little Master tweeted his compliment soon after, writing: “Fantastic performance by our 🇮🇳 team to become the first team to enter the semi-final of #T20WorldCup.
It was a tight game and we played well under pressure. Was great to see @TheShafaliVerma play yet another crucial knock.”

Receiving accolades from the two legends of Indian cricket was certainly jubilant for Verma, as the youngster replied to the senior Men in Blue icons with her beholden words today morning.

Verma responded to Sachin: “Thank you sir for your kind words and support! I’ll keep giving my best for the team sir 🇮🇳🙂@sachin_rt”

The teenager wrote back to Sehwag, saying: “Appreciate your kind words sir. Your support means a lot to us. Thank you @virendersehwag sir 🙂🇮🇳”

Verma will be back in action with the Indian women tomorrow in their final Group A match against Sri Lanka at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.

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