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“He Could Be An All-Format Player For India”- Sunil Gavaskar Showers Praise On Tilak Varma

Sunil Gavaskar Tilak Varma
Sunil Gavaskar and Tilak Varma (Credit: Twitter)

Tilak Varma is one of the most exciting talents to rise from this season’s Indian Premier League. Sunil Gavaskar, former Indian cricketer and now commentator has said that Tilak has a great cricketing brain and can be an all-format player for India soon.

Tilak Varma is the biggest positives that Mumbai Indians is going to take from this disastrous season. He has been one of their most consistent players and is also their top run getter this season. He has scored 376 runs from their 13 matches which says a lot about his form and ability.

Sunil Gavaskar feels that he can be an all format player for India soon by the looks of how he is playing for Mumbai Indians this season. He said on the Cricket live show on Star Sports: “Tilak Varma’s temperament has been fantastic. In his knock against Chennai Super Kings, he walked into the middle when the team was under pressure. But the way he dealt in ones and twos (early on) was impressive. He played a wide range of shots and kept rotating the strike. This shows that he has a good cricketing head on his shoulders, and I think that’s important. Once you have that good cricketing brain, you will be able to lift yourself when things are not going your way. You can analyse yourself and get back to scoring runs.”

He also added how he is just proving Rohit Sharma as well as the MI management right for backing him and investing the money in him. Sunil Gavaskar added: “He’s got the basics right. Technically he’s right. He gets right behind the line of the ball. He’s got a straight bat, and while defending on the front foot his bat is close to the pad. So, all his basics are right. With all the right basics you’ve got to marry the temperament and that marriage we have seen is very good at the moment. I hope that he carries on. Rohit Sharma rightly mentioned that he could be an all-format player for India. So now it’s up to him to work that little bit extra, get his fitness going, get a little tighter as far as the technique is concerned and prove Rohit right.”

IPL Performances are A Gateway for Indian T20I team

Indian Premier League has given the platform to so many young talents and the players have shown their potential on the biggest stage of them all. Over the past few years, the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer are some of the examples as to how crucial it is to perform in the IPL and the rewards are there for the players after the season ends.

All these players have had great seasons in the IPL and have therefore been called to the Indian team to have a shot at performing for their country.

Tilak Varma surely has time on his side and would be hoping to produce lot more good performances for Mumbai Indians as well as his domestic sides before he can go onto represent India in any format.


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