IPL 2023: Ravi Shastri mentioned that Tilak Varma appears like a “India player already”.© BCCI/IPL
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri was all reward for Mumbai Indians (MI) batter Tilak Varma and mentioned that he can be very shocked if the teen didn’t play for the nation within the subsequent six to eight months. On Tuesday, Tilak scored a vital 41 off 29 balls and shared a 68-run stand with skipper Rohit Sharma as Mumbai Indians registered their first win of the season after beating the Delhi Capitals. Shastri was impressed with Tilak’s perforamances in IPL 2023, saying that the 20-year-old appears like a “India player already”.
“India player already. This guy is an Indian player and I would be very surprised if he does not play T20 cricket for India in the next six months or eight months. He has got the maturity, he has got the flare. He will make a world of difference to the Indian middle order,” Shastri mentioned on Star Sports activities.
Shastri additional recommended that the maturity proven by Tilak is a optimistic signal for his franchise, in addition to the Indian workforce.
“He is just 20 years of age, the kind of maturity he is showing, is someone who is much older than that. It is very positive, not only from the Mumbai point of view but from the India point of view as well,” he added.
Tilak, who was purchased by Mi through the mega public sale final yr for Rs 1.70 crore, loved a breakthrough season in IPL 2022, scoring 397 runs 14 matches at a mean of 36.09.
Thus far, he scored 147 runs in three matches with a formidable common of 73.5.
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