At the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on a ruckus Sunday (April 2) evening, the hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore took on Mumbai Indians in their first match of the IPL 2023 season. It ended up being a one-sided contest as RCB beat MI by 8 wickets with 22 balls to spare.
Also Read: IPL 2023 Live Score | IPL 2023 Points Table
Even though it was a tough day at the office for Mumbai Indians, they had one player who stole the show in their batting innings. It was the young 20-year-old left-hander Tilak Varma, who smashed 84(46) with 9 boundaries and 4 sixes against a very potent RCB attack.
The innings from Tilak Varma was appreciated by fans in the stadium and watching all around the world. But it was the family of Tilak Varma that attracted the most attention as they cheered for him on his way to a jaw-dropping inning. Mumbai Indians posted the video of Varma’s family celebration on Twitter with the caption, “Happiness says it all! Tilak’s family loud and proud.”
Watch the video here:
When the scorecard read 20/3 in 5.3 overs for Mumbai Indians, Tilak Varma walked to the crease and joined Suryakumar Yadav. He built a 28-run partnership with SKY initially and then crafted a very important 50-run stand with Nehal Wadhera to resurrect the MI innings.
As the wickets continued to fall at the other end, Varma stayed calm and waited for his moment. At 123-7 with 2.5 overs left in the Mumbai Indians innings, the left-hander took over the mantle of scoring boundaries and sixes successfully to push his team’s total up to 171/7 in their 20 overs.
The southpaw Tilak Varma has lived up to the expectation of MI team management from the moment they signed him last season. In the IPL 2022, Varma scored 397 runs in 14 matches for Mumbai Indians and now, he has begun the new league season with a bang.