In Bengaluru, Royal Challengers Bangalore is taking on Mumbai Indians in the first match of their respective IPL 2023 season. RCB captain Faf Du Plessis won the toss and put MI into bat. His decision was vindicated as Mumbai lost three of their top batters including Kishan, Green, and captain Rohit inside the powerplay.
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Tilak Varma walked into a precarious situation for Mumbai Indians and steadily built small partnerships with both Surykumar Yadav and Nehal Wadhera. Even when the wickets kept on falling at the other end, he kept the scoreboard ticking for MI. At 123-7, the 5-time champions were looking down the barrel against RCB, but Varma had other ideas as he smashed 38 runs in the last two overs to take Mumbai’s total up to 171/7 in their allotted 20 overs.
The 20-year-old southpaw smashed 9 boundaries and 4 sixes on his way to a fantastic 84(46) not out. As Tilak Varma’s innings got into high gear, the reactions on Twitter started coming through like wildfire. One Twitterati wrote, “Tilak Varma you beauty”. While the other user exclaimed, “TILAK VARMA IS HERE TO STAY.”
Some of the other Twitter reactions to Tilak Varma’s jaw-dropping innings are below: