Melbourne, February 12: India's teenage cricket sensation Shafali Verma dedicated a post to her idol, Sachin Tendulkar, after meeting the iconic cricketer in Melbourne. The cricket fan in Shefali couldn't hold back the emotions of meeting her idol and she tweeted their picture together. Her heart-melting post won over several hearts on social media.
The 16-year-old captioned the picture with the Master Blaster, "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."
Now the Master Blaster has responded to her on the micro-blogging site with a message to chase her dreams as she begins her journey to the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup.
"It was nice meeting you too, Shafali. Hearing from you on how you had travelled all the way to Lahli to see my last Ranji Game & now seeing you play for India is amazing. Keep chasing your dreams because dreams do come true. Enjoy the game and always give your best. 👍" Sachin responded to Shafali's photo on Twitter.
On November 9th 2019, Shafali had broken Sachin Tendulkar's long-standing record when she became the youngest Indian to slam a half-century in international cricket when she scored a belligerent 49-ball 73 against West Indies. Shafali Verma will be in action at the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup as a Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian side launch their bid for a first World Cup title.