‘Not the result we wanted’: Tilak Varma shares emotional post after defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The family and coach of Mumbai Indians (MI) and India batter Tilak Varma attended the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash between the five-time champions and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Wednesday. Despite MI’s 31-run loss, Tilak Varma took to social media platforms to express his gratitude for their presence and optimism for future performances.
“Not the result we wanted but we’ll be back stronger.Grateful to have my family and coach there with me, always,” tweeted Tilak, echoing his sentiments on social media.
Since his IPL debut in 2022, Tilak Varma has proven to be a formidable force for MI, amassing 829 runs in 27 matches at an impressive average of 39.48 and a strike rate exceeding 146. With four half-centuries under his belt, including his best score of 84*, Tilak has emerged as one of the future batting stars for MI.
In the current season, Tilak has showcased his prowess with the bat, scoring 89 runs in two matches at an average of 44.50, including a fifty. His remarkable performances have solidified his position as a key player for MI, alongside stalwarts like Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Dewald Brevis, Tim David, Hardik Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah.
Tilak’s standout performance in the previous IPL season, where MI reached the playoffs, further cemented his reputation as a rising talent. Scoring 343 runs in 11 matches at an average of 42.88 and a strike rate of 164.11, including a crucial knock of 84* against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Tilak earned a well-deserved call-up to the Team India squad.
In his international T20 career, Tilak has impressed with his batting prowess, amassing 336 runs in 16 matches at an average of 33.60 and a strike rate of 139.41. With two half-centuries to his name, including an unbeaten 55*, Tilak continues to showcase his potential on the global stage.
Reflecting on his debut IPL season, Tilak made a significant impact, scoring 397 runs in 14 matches at an average of 36.09 and a strike rate of 131.02, including two fifties.
(Inputs from ANI)

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