Rising Star Tilak Varma Makes a Lasting Impression on Indian Cricket
Tilak Varma, a 20-year-old left-handed cricketer from Hyderabad, has impressed in his T20I debut for India against West Indies. His journey to international cricket reflects his talent, hard work, and family support. Born on November 8, 2002, Tilak showed his batting prowess with a quick 39-run knock on his debut and followed it up with a maiden T20I fifty – scoring 51 runs in the second match of the ongoing series. His success isn’t limited to the international stage, as he previously gained attention in the IPL. Bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 1.7 crore in 2022, he excelled in the 2023 IPL season with 343 runs in 11 matches, earning him a spot in the Indian T20I squad.
Tilak’s father, Namboori Nagaraju, shared memories of his cricket-centric childhood, where he always had a bat by his side. He attributed Tilak’s rise to his childhood coach, Salam Bayash, who played a pivotal role in his development, acting as a supportive figure akin to a godfather. Salam provided encouragement, assistance, and ensured Tilak’s well-being both on and off the field.
As India prepares for the T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the USA, Tilak Varma’s impressive start promises a bright future for him in international cricket, building upon his seamless transition from domestic leagues.
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