Mumbai Indians has always been a top team in terms of producing champions as they have lifted the IPL trophy a staggering 5 times. Not only have they produced champions in the shape of international stars but bug names like Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah, them have actually gone on to reap big rewards for their diligence.
With so many stars going on to leave a massive impact on the fabric of Indian cricket, another star who has been budding in the ranks of Mumbai Indians for the time being, Tilak Varma is being highly regarded as the next big thing in the Indian cricketing roster. Varma has averaged a staggering 53.50 at an overwhelming strike rate of 158.52 throughout the season.
Here is a glance at Tilak Varma’s numbers
Surprisingly batting at number 5, Tilak Varma has managed to smash the highest number of runs for Mumbai Indians scoring 214 from the first five games. Keeping his entire tally in mind, he has managed to smash 611 runs in 19 matches at a fine average of 40.73 and a strike rate of 139.50.
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Varma’s performances in the tournament have started garnering praise from all corners of the globe that includes quite a few big names too who have been thoroughly impressed with Tilak’s shot selection. They have heaped a boatload of praises on the youngster and the list simply keeps on mounting.
This is what Ravi Shastri had to say about Tilak Varma
Shastri said on ESPNCricinfo, “A standout player is Tilak Varma, who I think I said in the second game or third game on the commentary I said he is an India Player in the near future. He will be banging that door down because he has got that all-round ability not just to finish it off at the end, the clarity of thought when he comes out to bat, what impresses me the most is his first ten balls, he is not afraid to take his chances, play shots, back his strengths.”