In a forgettable season for Mumbai Indians, younger left-handed batter Tilak Varma has been a brilliant spot, changing into the very best run-getter for the franchise with 334 runs in eleven matches at a median of 37.11 and strike price of 136.32.

Earning reward from all quarters for his free-flowing stroke-play, Varma counts himself fortunate on being picked by Mumbai within the IPL Mega Auction earlier this yr.


“I’m very fortunate to play for Mumbai Indians as a result of that they had legendary cricketers within the group like Mahela sir, Sachin sir. I’m very fortunate to be picked by the MI group as I bought to be taught loads and in addition bought an opportunity to implement them within the matches,” said Varma on MI TV show on Star Sports.

Varma recalled seeing the proceedings of the mega auction and recalled seeing him being picked by Mumbai as a ‘dream come true’. “From the 1st day of auction I got myself glued to the TV as I was eagerly waiting for my name to flash on the screen and later when I saw me getting selected for MI team it was a moment of a dream coming true.”

“Since childhood I’ve been watching Rohit sir, Sachin sir and MI has all the time managed to come back again and win the match in any circumstances so that’s the one motive why I like MI a lot.”

Remembering the first time he met captain Rohit Sharma, Varma was left starstruck. “When the first time I saw Rohit Sharma, I got goosebumps on my arm. I wanted to hug and convey my admiration for him but I was very surprised and nervous when I saw him and at the same time I was a little scared too to interact with him.”

Varma, 19, who featured in India’s squad in the course of the U19 Men’s World Cup in 2020, credited his coach in Hyderabad, Salam Bayash, for making him attain the place he’s at present.

“I began my cricket journey after I was simply 11 years previous. My coach, Salam Bayash is the principle individual in my life who inspired me to play cricket and taught me tips on how to play in each state of affairs. He performs an important function in my life. If it was not him, I wouldn’t have been enjoying cricket in the present day so all of the credit score goes to him.”

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