Shafali Verma breaks down after India lose Women T20 World Cup final
New Delhi : The Indian women cricket team had to face a traumatic defeat in the final game of Women T20 World Cup final against Australia.
The Australian side handed India 85-run defeat in the final game at the MCG. Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney ran riot at the start of the first innings as Australia gave India a stiff target of 185 runs.
Shafali Verma, who had been in tremendous form throughout the tournament, could manage only 2 runs and then Harmanpreet Kaur and Co could only manage 99 runs against the massive target set by Australia.
Disappointed with her batting, Shafali could not hold back her tears and during the post-match ceremony she was seen getting consoled by several team players.
Shafali on Sunday broke a world record even before the first ball of India vs Australia Women’s T20 World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. At 16 years and 40 days, Shafali Verma became the youngest cricketer to feature in any World Cup final (including men’s cricket).
The record was previously held by West Indian women’s cricket Shaquana Quintyne when she played the ODI World Cup final in 2013. She was 17 years and 45 days old.