The cricket world is abuzz with the emergence of a young and dynamic talent in the Indian cricket scene. Tilak Varma, a 20-year-old prodigy, has caught the attention of none other than the legendary spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. As India gears up for the third T20I against West Indies, Ashwin expressed his admiration for the budding cricketer and his anticipation to witness more of Varma’s performances on the field.
Tilak shines despite India’s loss
Varma, making his debut appearance in the T20I series opener, has swiftly become a standout figure in the squad. Despite the Men in Blue facing consecutive defeats, Varma showcased his prowess with the bat, emerging as the leading run-scorer for his side. His outstanding contribution included a stunning maiden international fifty during the second T20I at Providence Stadium.
Hopes are high as India prepares for the decisive third T20I clash against West Indies, where they seek a victory to avoid a series defeat, a rare outcome since 2016. In this crucial encounter, the spotlight will undoubtedly be on the promising Tilak Varma, as cricket enthusiasts worldwide eagerly await his performance.
Ravichandran Ashwin, renowned for his spin wizardry, took to social media to share his impressions of Varma’s recent displays. Through a tweet, Ashwin conveyed his admiration for the young cricketer’s performances and highlighted his belief in Varma’s potential for further growth.
“Been watching Tilak bat in the last 2 games. He looks like a special talent in this format. The more new experiences he gets, the better he is going to get,” Ashwin’s tweet read.
Ashwin backs Tilak over Samson for World Cup
The anticipation surrounding Varma’s skills isn’t limited to Ashwin alone. Cricket enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting his performance in the T20I series decider. The current series standings are in favour of Rovman Powell’s West Indies with a 2-0 lead, intensifying the significance of Varma’s potential contribution in the upcoming match.
Ashwin, known for his insightful analysis, extended his support to Varma beyond just the ongoing T20 series. In a recent YouTube video, he pondered Varma’s suitability for India’s squad in the upcoming ODI World Cup, given his sensational form. The spinner’s thoughts indicated that while the ODI World Cup 2023 at home might be a stretch for the young cricketer, his performance could provide a significant boost to the T20I team led by Pandya for the upcoming T20 World Cup.