Sophie Devine’s journey in cricket began at a young age, starting organized play at the tender age of five. Her exceptional talents quickly caught the eye of the selectors, earning her a spot in the Wellington Blaze team at just 14 years old. By the time she made her debut for the White Ferns in 2006, she was only 17, making her one of the youngest players to ever represent the national side.In the 2013 Women’s World Cup, Devine made a remarkable impact. She blazed a scintillating 145 off 131 balls, setting the tone for New Zealand’s campaign with a resounding 150-run victory over South Africa. Her contributions extended beyond cricket, as she also wore the New Zealand colors in field hockey as part of the Black Sticks team.Notably, Devine made history in a T20I match against India in 2015 when she broke the international record (both men and women) for the fastest half-century, achieving the feat in just 18 balls. Her penchant for setting records continued in the 2017 Women’s World Cup when she smashed nine sixes in a game against Pakistan, becoming the first woman to do so in Women’s One Day International (WODI) cricket.In the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), Devine has been an absolute standout for the Adelaide Strikers. She not only became the club’s first cricketer, whether male or female, to cross the 1,000-run mark in the Big Bash but also topped the charts for the most sixes in the tournament’s history. Her contributions have made her a true superstar in women’s cricket.