Having led India to the U-19 T20 World Cup title, Shafali Verma now wants to win the T20 World Cup with the senior team as well, as per TOI.
The Women’s T20 World Cup starts on February 10 in South Africa and Shafali wants to finish with the trophy.
“I am someone who focuses on the task at hand. When I entered the Under-19s, I only focused on winning the Under-19 Cup and we have won that today. I will look to take this winning confidence with me and win the senior World Cup. I will try and forget this and get involved with the senior setup and gel with the team and win the World Cup,” she said as per the ICC.
Shafali was part of the squad that lost the 2020 T20 World Cup final to Australia.
“Melbourne was a very emotional day for me in that final game, we didn’t win the game,” Shafali recalled, as per PTI.
“When I joined the Under-19 team, I’m just thinking, ‘you know, we have to win this Cup.’ I’m just telling all the girls, ‘We have to win this Cup, we are here for the Cup.’ We had lost the World Cup and it was tears of sadness. Today, they were tears of happiness because we achieved what we came here for. I tried controlling it but it couldn’t happen. I will look at this as a big achievement and look to use this to learn something more. I will try to score more runs for India and am not going to be satisfied with this Cup. This is just the beginning,” she added.