Tilak Varma astonishes everyone by making a terrific start to his IPL career. Hailing from Hyderabad, the stylish southpaw has played an entertaining inning, at an impressive strike rate of 146.67, in his debut game against Delhi Capitals, followed by under pressure blistering knock of 61 runs off 33 balls that included five hits to the fence against Rajasthan Royals. With this inning, he showcased his ability to hit big under pressure. From playing with the broken bat to his stunning IPL debut; Tilak’s story is completely inspiring.
Tilak Varma Biography
|Birth Place||Hyderabad, Telangana|
|School||The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet|
|Father Name||Namboori Nagaraju|
|Mother Name||Not Known|
Tilak was born in a middle-class family on November 8, 2002, in Hyderabad. His father, who works as an Electrician in Hyderabad, worked very hard to support his son’s cricket career. Varma did his schooling from ‘The Hyderabad Public School’. He joined a cricket academy at an age of 10.
|Full Name||Namboori Thakur Tilak Varma|
|Batting Style||Left-handed Batter|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm Offbreak|
|Playing Role||Middle-order Batter|
|Favorite Shot||Cover and Straight Drive|
|Favorite Cricketer||Suresh Raina|
India U-19 Team
Hyderabad Domestic Team
|Debut||International Debut- No|
IPL Debut- Against DC on 27/03/2022
Domestic List A- Against Saurastha on 28/09/2019
Domestic FC- Against Andhra on 28 Dec-02 Jan 2019
Domestic T20- Against Services on 28/02/2019
|Jersey Number||#9 (Mumbai Indians)|
#9 (U-19 Team)
When he was a U-14 player, he and his father have to wake up at 4 a.m. to reach the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium for his practice. The stadium is 30 km away from his house. His father used to drop him and attend work and pick him in the evening. They continuously followed this routine for almost five years and today the effort paid off.
Once Tilak’s bat was broken and his father could not afford it as his father had to look at his cricket expenses as well as his elder’s brother studies. Then, He continued to play the whole U-16 tournament with the same broken bat and made the highest runs in this tournament. When his coach notice, he purchased a new one and he also took care of all of Tilak’s cricket expenses. Varma found a gem of a coach in ‘Salam Bayash’, who supplied all the tools needed to pursed his dream.
During the 2018-2019 Ranji Trophy, he got the opportunity to play in the domestic circuit. His first appearance came in the FC match against Andhra on Dec 30, 2018 – Jan 02, 2019. He was also part of the U-19 World Cup-Winning team in 2020, Unfortunately, he did not make any impact in this tournament. Until now, he has played 4 FC matches, 16 List A matches, and 15 domestic T20 games.
Indian Premier League
Tilak Varma had to face many difficulties in the initial days of his cricketing career. But when Mumbai Indians brought him at 8.5 times greater price than his base price in the IPL mega auction 2022 after beating the likes of Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, and Sunrisers Hyderabad in a fierce battle. The talented left-handed batter did not disappoint his franchise and scored 368 runs at an impressive average of 40.89 and a staggering strike rate of 132.85 including two half-centuries.
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