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He has a good cricketing brain, could be an all-format player for India : Gavaskar praises this youngster

Sunil Gavaskar says Tilak Varma could be an all-format player.

Former legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has echoed Rohit Sharma’s opinion that 19 year old youngster Tilak Varma could be an all-format batter for India. He is the brightest star who has showed his talent in the Mumbai Indians’, darkest episode. The franchise placed at the bottom of the table in the ongoing IPL tournament.

“Tilak Varma’s temperament has been fantastic. In his knock against Chennai Super Kings, he walked into the middle when the team was under pressure. But the way he dealt in ones and twos (early on) was impressive,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports.

“He played a wide range of shots and kept rotating the strike. This shows that he has a good cricketing head on his shoulders, and I think that’s important.

“Once you have that good cricketing brain, you will be able to lift yourself when things are not going your way. You can analyse yourself and get back to scoring runs,” the legendary opener said.

Few days ago at the post match presentation MI skipper Rohit Sharma praised young sensation Tilak Varma. He said that Tilak Varma will soon play in all formats representing the country. 

“Rohit Sharma rightly mentioned that he could be an all-format player for India. So now it’s up to him to work that little bit extra, get his fitness going, get a little tighter as far as the technique is concerned and prove Rohit right,” Gavaskar said.

“He’s got the basics right. Technically, he’s right. He gets right behind the line of the ball. He’s got a straight bat, and while defending on the front foot his bat is close to the pad. So, all his basics are right.

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“With all the right basics you’ve got to marry the temperament and that marriage we have seen is very good at the moment. I hope that he carries on,” he added.

Tilak had scored 376 runs from 13 matches with an average of 37.60 in the IPL 2022. He is the highest run scorer of Mumbai Indians.


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