The Indian youngster Shafali Verma has caught everyone’s eyes with a brilliant direct hit in the first match of the ongoing Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
Shafali Verma, who is playing for Sydney Sixers in the WBBL this season, was fielding at short midwicket when the Melbourne Stars opener Anabel Sutherland played a pull shot which was hit hard.
The shot, however, bounced pretty nicely in the hands of Shafali who moved quickly towards her left, but even after collecting the ball, Shafali only had one stump to aim at from the position she was in, while Sutherland was trying to complete a quick single.
Shafali Verma executed the direct hit with pinpoint precision from a very difficult angle
However, such was the precision of Shafali’s throw that she managed to hit the stumps even from that angle and Sutherland was caught way short of her crease. It was a big breakthrough for the Sydney Sixers women at that stage as the Melbourne Stars
What a throw from Shafali Verma.pic.twitter.com/fnblIDFwFl
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After that run out executed by Shafali, the run rate of the Stars women slowed down a little bit, andWatch: Extraordinary direct hit by Shafali Verma in it allowed the Sixers to make their way back into the game.
Shafali Verma is one of the most exciting youngsters in women’s cricket with the bat at the moment, but she has had to face a bit of criticism for her fielding of late. However, this run out from Shafali would surely earn her a lot of praise for her fielding.
This is the first time that Shafali has been signed to play in the WBBL where she is opening the batting together with Alyssa Healy who is the wicket-keeper batter of Australian women’s national team and one of the greats of women’s cricket.