Tilak Varma used to keep bat and ball by his side even when sleeping, says his father

Tilak Varma has gracefully transitioned from his success in IPL and domestic cricket to the international stage, capturing everyone\’s attention. The 20-year-old southpaw hailing from Hyderabad has been drawing noteworthy comparisons following a spectacular initiation into his T20I career during the ongoing 5-match series in the West Indies.

Born on November 8, 2002, Tilak\’s voyage into international cricket serves as a testament to his innate talent, relentless diligence, and the unwavering backing of his family, which includes his father Namboori Nagaraju, an electrician, and his mother Gayatri Devi, a homemaker.

In his inaugural appearance on the international scene, Tilak exhibited his batting mastery by amassing a swift 39 runs from a mere 22 deliveries. This standout performance, despite the team\’s defeat, positioned him as a promising prospect for Team India. In the subsequent T20I, Varma\’s brilliance continued to shine as he secured his maiden T20I fifty. His innings of 51 runs from 41 balls not only stood as the highest score of the match but also flourished under demanding pitch conditions and intense pressure.

Prior to his foray into international cricket, Tilak Varma had already etched his name in the annals of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Mumbai Indians acquired his services for Rs 1.7 crore ahead of the 2022 IPL auction. In the 2023 IPL season, his bat wielded commendably, accumulating 343 runs across 11 matches, subsequently meriting his inclusion in the Indian squad for the T20I series against West Indies.

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