Tilak Varma smashed a 28-ball fifty in simply his second match within the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday towards Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai Indians’ chase of 194 on the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. He thus grew to become the youngest participant to attain a half-century for the Mumbai Indians, at 19 years and 145 days.
The Hyderabad batter was ultimately cleaned up attempting to comb Ravichandran Ashwin, however not earlier than he had struck three fours and 5 sixes for his whirlwind 61 runs off 33 balls.
Tilak made his Ranji Trophy debut for Hyderabad towards Andhra three years in the past. He additionally performed for India within the U-19 World Cup in 2020, when the group completed runner-up after shedding to Bangladesh within the closing, and scored 38 and 48 in two matches.
The 19-year-old had a stellar 2021-22 home season, top-scoring for Hyderabad with 180 runs in 5 matches within the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He was additionally the aspect’s most prolific batter within the Ranji Trophy with 216 runs in six innings. The left-hander started his season with a superb outing within the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, compiling 215 runs in seven innings at a strike fee of 147.26.
The Hyderabad-born batter impressed on his IPL debut, scoring 22 runs off 15 balls towards Delhi Capitals in Mumbai Indians’ tournament-opener after he was roped in for Rs. 1.7 crore on the IPL 2022 public sale.
“Positively, it’s a dream to play within the IPL and actually hoping to play this season,” Tilak had advised Sportstar after listening to of his IPL contract. I’ve attended choice trials for many of the franchisees. So, the will has at all times been there as IPL is a large platform to showcase one’s expertise,” he added.