"Dream Come True": Teen Sensation Shafali Verma On Meeting Sachin Tendulkar

Updated: 10 February 2020 20:58 IST

Shafali Verma, who broke Sachin Tendulkar's long-standing record to become the youngest Indian to hit an international fifty, finally met her idol.

"Dream Come True": Teen Sensation Shafali Verma On Meeting Sachin Tendulkar
Shafali Verma with her "childhood hero" Sachin Tendulkar. © Twitter

Teenage sensation Shafali Verma fulfilled her childhood dream of meeting her idol Sachin Tendulkar when she caught up with the Master Blaster in Australia. The 16-year-old clicked a picture with Sachin Tendulkar and uploaded it on her Instagram account with a heart-warming post. "The reason i took up this game was because of Sachin sir. My whole family has not just idolised and 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 @sachintendulkar," Shafali wrote.

On November 9, Shafali had broken Sachin Tendulkar's long-standing record when she became the youngest Indian to slam a half-century in international cricket as she scored a belligerent 49-ball 73 against West Indies.

Shafali will be in action at the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup as the Harmanpreet Kaur-led team launches its bid for a first World Cup title.

Catch the action live on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar from February 21 onwards.

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Highlights
  • Shafali Verma tweeted a photo with Sachin Tendulkar
  • She wrote that he was the reason she started playing cricket
  • She said it was a dream come true to meet her childhood hero
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