12:08 GMT03 December 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian batting sensation Shafali Verma took the top position in the International Cricket Council (ICC) women's T20 rankings, thanks to her consistent performance at the ongoing World Cup in Australia. She is only the second Indian batswoman after Former skipper Mithali Raj to top the Women’s T20 batting rankings.

    Teenage Indian cricketer Shafali Verma took over the top position in the ICC women's T20 rankings from New Zealand player Suzie Bates, who had been the top batswoman since October 2018.

    The news has brought a smile to the faces of netizens who lavished praise on the Indian star for topping the list at just 16 years of age.

    Social media users feel that its an “inspiration” to see Verma reaching this height at such a young age.

    According to a statement released by ICC, Verma's explosive batting as the top order player saw her score 161 runs in four innings and this helped her become only the second Indian batter after Mithali Raj to top the women's T20 batting rankings.

    The ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020 is taking place in Australia and the final will be played on 8 March at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India will take on England on 5 March.

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