The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicked off with great excitement in 2023, as fans eagerly awaited their favorite teams to take the field. However, things did not start off as planned for the five-time champions Mumbai Indians, who lost their first two games of the season. Despite their initial struggles, they were able to rally and win their next three games.
One standout player for the Mumbai Indians has been Indian batter Tilak Varma, who has been in sensational form during the competition. At just 20 years old, Varma burst onto the scene during IPL 2022 and has continued to impress with his performance this year. He has scored 214 runs in just five IPL games, playing a vital role in Mumbai’s campaign so far. Get attractive 1xBet Cricket Betting Odds to enhance your IPL viewing experience only on 1xBet.
Speaking to the press after Mumbai’s win against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Varma praised the team management for their support and guidance. “Since my first season, I always had the team back me. They don’t see me as a youngster or a newcomer to the team. They always help me mature as a player,” Varma said. “Being amongst the God of Cricket (Sachin Tendulkar), the Indian captain (Rohit Sharma) and everyone, I feel confident and comfortable with them.”
Varma also credited Tendulkar and Sharma for their advice, stating that they have been instrumental in his growth as a player. “Sachin sir told me to have a clear mindset, whether you score runs or not. Rohit sir said, put a smile on your face and give your 100 percent into what you are doing, then the rest will all go fine.”
In the previous game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Varma was instrumental in Mumbai’s win, scoring 37 runs in just 17 deliveries. He played a key role in posting a total of 192 runs on the board in the first innings.
Despite their early struggles, the Mumbai Indians seem to be finding their rhythm and will look to continue their winning ways as the IPL season progresses. With young talent like Varma on their side, they have a bright future ahead of them. Follow all the latest updates about your favourite IPL team only on 1xBet.