“He will be a headache for team India selectors in the near future!” Ravi Shashtri backs Tilak Varma.

Uncapped Indian cricketers have put on some amazing exploits in the 2023 Indian Premier League already. While Tilak Varma has put on some incredible batting performances while batting in the middle and lower-middle order for Mumbai Indians. Kolkata Knight Riders’ Rinku Singh on the other hand came into notice following his match winning 5 knock against reigning champions.

Rinku Singh had smacked 5 sixes in a row in the last over to edge out Gujarat Titans and there is still a lot more to come in the upcoming match days. If we talk about Tilak Varma’s performance in the IPL until now then he has been Mumbai’s best batter in the season.

In 6 outings for the 5-time winners, Tilak Varma’s strike rate has been truly impressive as he has been smacking the ball at 156.12. The 20-year-old has been MI’s top scorer until now with 217 runs to his name and has dealt with bowling line-ups with 4’s and 6’s.

He started to his show his true colors from last season itself when he ended the tournament as Mumbai’s highest run-scorer in an otherwise disappointing season. This year he is looking even better and the youngster has attracted a lot of praise from former Indian cricketing legends as well.

Most notably, Ravi Shashtri, former World cup winner and head coach of India, has already become an admirer of the Hyderabad born batter. He said that Tilak Varma has come a long way from last season and it is just a matter of time that he will break into the Indian team.

โ€œThe standout player is Tilak Varma. I said in the second or third game of the commentary that he’s an India player in near future. He will be banging that door down. He’s got that all-round ability, not just to finish off at the end, but the clarity of thought as well. When he comes out to bat, what impresses me the most is his first 10 balls, he’s not afraid to take his chances and back his strength,โ€ said Shastri.