While Mumbai Indians have got off to the worst ever start to an IPL season after losing their first seven matches in a row, there have still been a few positives. The biggest of the lot has been the form of the 19-year-old Tilak Varma. In a line-up studded with batters like Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Kieron Pollard, it is the left-handed batter who has scored the most number of runs this season.
As others have struggled to get going around him, Varma has scored runs with consistency and has produced the goods more often than not. In addition to his average of over 50 in the current edition of the tournament, his strike rate has also been impressive and has been clocked at over 140. Other than his ability with the bat, he could roll his arms over as a right-arm off-break bowler, if required by the captain.
With more and more people interested in knowing about the young talent, here is all you need to know about Tilak Varma.
Name: Tilak Varma
Age: 19 years
Date of Birth: 14 August 2000
Teams: Hyderabad, India U-19s, Mumbai Indians
List A Debut: Against Saurashtra in September 2019
First-Class Debut: Against Andhra in December 2018
List A: 784 runs from 16 matches at an average of 52.26 and 5 wickets in 6 innings
T20: 615 runs from 22 fixtures at an average of 34.16 and 0 wickets
First-class: 255 runs from 4 matches at an average of 31.87 and 3 wickets in 1 inning