Mumbai Indians crashed out of IPL 2023 after they suffered a humiliating 62 runs defeat against Gujarat Titans in the second qualifier on Friday, May 26.
Despite the exit, the Indians impressed several critics with their performance, and several players such as Tilak Varma, Akash Madhwal, and Nehal Wadhera shone and made a name for themselves.
In the latest development, former India opener Virender Sehwag reflected on Tilak Varma’s season, as he was one of the best players for MI this season.
Playing in his 2nd season, Varma scored 343 runs in 11 games this year, which included a solitary fifty-plus score. The 20-year-old missed out on four games due to an injury, but against Gujarat Titans, he turned the course of the match with his 43(14), which included three sixes and five fours.
Sehwag stated that Tilak reminds him of his debut year and also pointed out two weaknesses that Varma should address for the next season.
“Tilak needs to work on two things. Firstly, his fitness, and then identify the skills he can enhance, similar to how Suryakumar Yadav practised a lot of unorthodox shots.”
“Seeing Tilak, he reminds me of my debut year in 1999, where Shoaib Akhtar was getting me out, and before I got my bat down, the ball hit my pads. Sourav Ganguly came to me and asked me to practice against fast bowling and come prepared. I did, and it benefited me. Likewise, Tilak should also work on his weaknesses.”
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