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Shafali Verma, India's 15-year-old prodigy


There's something about sports prodigies. For a little while, they can make even the biggest superstars look rather ordinary. Remember Wimbledon? Cori "Coco" Gauff, the 15-year-old American tennis phenom, knocked over five-time champion Venus Williams, once a teenage sensation herself.

Gauff doesn't quite get cricket, but if she wants to, there's a fellow 15-year-old making the game look ridiculously easy. Shafali Verma, the youngest Indian woman to play T20I cricket, is now the youngest Indian to make an international half-century. And her 49-ball 73 against West Indies was completely headline-grabbing.

In a very Gauff-like way, Verma broke ...


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