Tilak Varma shares emotional reaction of family, coach after T20I debut

Written by Vaibhav Tripathi 

Indian batter Tilak Varma shared a touching account of his family and childhood coach’s emotional reaction upon learning about his first national call-up for the ongoing T20I series against West Indies.

In his debut match, Tilak displayed audacity, crafting an assertive innings during the opening T20I of the five-game series versus West Indies, amassing 39 runs from 22 deliveries. His debut showcase featured resounding strokes. Despite India’s defeat in the match, Varma’s performance garnered significant acclaim, and his future appearances in T20Is for India appear promising.

“I was playing Duleep Trophy when the Indian T20I squad was announced. I got to know about my selection and when I called my family and coach, they were a bit emotional so I didn’t speak for too long. My family did cry a bit and my coach was also emotional. He wanted to buy sweets and give them to the entire academy,” Tilak said while speaking in a BCCI video with Ishan Kishan.

Following his impressive debut, it is likely that Tilak will retain his place in the playing XI for the second T20I, set to unfold in Guyana on August 6th.




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