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Academy did not enroll due to being a girl, "Shafali had trained as a boy".


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Young player Shafali Verma played an important role in winning the Indian women's cricket team in the match played against the South Africa Women's Cricket Team on Tuesday in Surat. Shaifali hails from Rohtak, Haryana. 15-year-old batsman Shaifali, who was the youngest of the Indian women's cricket team to debut in T20 International, started taking cricket training as a boy, as hes city did not have a cricket academy for girls.

She got her hair cut on the instructions of her cricket-obsessed father Sanjeev Verma.All the Cricket Academy of Rohtak district of Haryana refused to admit her. According to Times of India, Sanjeev, the father of Shafali, who runs a jewelery shop in Rohtak, said that no one wanted to take my daughter, because there was not a single academy for girls in Rohtak.


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While playing the boys team, Shafali grew obsessed with cricket. Later, Shafali's school decided to form a cricket team for girls. Her father, Sanjeev, says that it was not easy to play against boys, as she often suffered injuries in her helmet. On some occasions the ball also hit her helmet grill. I was afraid, but he did not give up.


The passion for cricket in Shafali began when Sachin Tendulkar came to Haryana to play his last Ranji match in 2013. 9-year-old Shafali , sitting with her father at Chaudhary Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, was chanting slogans of Sachin.


Shafali scored 46 off 33 balls against South Africa on Tuesday. However, she was able to play only 4 balls in her debut match. Shafali got a chance to play in the Indian team when he scored 1923 runs in the domestic season, which included six centuries and three half-centuries. Shafali's father explains that, when she used to play with boys, neighbors and relatives had to listen to taunts. They used to say that your girl plays with boys, girls have no future in cricket, but today the same people are not tired of praising.