Featuring for Sydney Sixers, India’s Shafali Verma grabbed all the eyeballs with her brilliant runout with a direct hit in the opening fixture of the Women’s Big Bash League 2021-22 between Sydney Sixers Women and Melbourne Stars Women in Bellerive Oval, Hobart. With just one stump to aim at, Shafali Verma stunned everyone with her direct hit on her debut in the tournament.
Playing her first WBBL match, Shafali Verma hit the bullseye and sent back Melbourne Star’s Annabel Sutherland with a stunning direct throw in the opening fixture. While Twitter soon went tizzy, Shafali’s direct hit also impressed India’s veteran Wasim Jaffer. Check out Wasim Jaffer’s tweet –
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 14, 2021
Below are a few other reactions to Shafali Verma’s direct hit, including Cricket Australia’s –
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 14, 2021
Wow! That came out of nowhere 😮
— 7Cricket (@7Cricket) October 14, 2021
Shafali Verma on 🎯 on her WBBL debut! 🔥
🎥 Cricket Australia pic.twitter.com/nkO2qz8ldh
— The Field (@thefield_in) October 14, 2021
The seventh edition of Women’s Big Bash League 2021 kicked off today and as many as eight Indian players are taking part in the tournament. Poonam Yadav, Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh, Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Jemimah Rodrigues, and India T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur have been signed by different franchises in the tournament.
- Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet Kaur will represent Melbourne Renegades
- Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma will play for defending WBBL champions Sydney Thunder
- Shafali Verma and Radha Yadav will be making their debut in WBBL 2021 with Sydney Sixers
- Poonam Yadav and Richa Ghosh will feature for Hobart Hurricanes in the upcoming season