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Shafali Verma meets Tendulkar, fulfils childhood dream

Shafali Verma with Sachin Tendulkar

Shafali Verma with Sachin Tendulkar   | Photo Credit: SHEFALI VERMA

The 16-year-old clicked a picture with Tendulkar and uploaded it on her Instagram account with a heart-warming post.

The Indian women cricket team’s youngest member Shafali Verma has fulfilled her childhood dream when she met her idol Sachin Tendulkar in Australia.

The 16-year-old clicked a picture with Tendulkar and uploaded it on her Twitter and Instagram accounts with a heart-warming post.

“The reason I took up this game was because of Sachin sir. My whole family has not just idolised but literally worshipped him. Today is a special day for me that I got to meet my childhood hero. It was a dream come true for me,” Ms. Shafali wrote.

Last November, Shafali had broken Tendulkar’s long-standing record when she became the youngest Indian to slam a half-century in international cricket -- a belligerent 49-ball 73 against the West Indies.

Shafali will be in action at the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup as a Harmanpreet Kaur-led team India launch their bid for a first world title.

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Printable version | Apr 7, 2020 11:46:44 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/sport/cricket/shafali-verma-meets-tendulkar-fulfils-childhood-dream/article30797989.ece

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