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Netizens Express Disappointment Over Tilak Varma’s Consecutive Failures
By CricShots - Aug 20, 2023 10:23 pm
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Tilak Varma, the 20-year-old rising star, faced disappointment from fans on X (formerly Twitter) as he encountered back-to-back failures against the Ireland National Cricket Team in the ongoing three-match T20I series. Having gained prominence with an impressive debut T20I series against the West Indies National Cricket Team, Tilak Varma had become a significant name in Indian cricket circles.

Tilak Varma
Tilak Varma scored a brilliant fifty

Tilak Varma’s consistent performances in all five matches of the T20I series against West Indies earned him recognition, as he emerged as India’s top run-scorer with 173 runs at an average of 57.66 and a strike rate of 140.65.

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Backed by individuals like Ravi Shastri, the 20-year-old, who represents the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), had been suggested as a potential inclusion in India’s World Cup squad. There were even suggestions that he could be India’s No.4 batsman in the upcoming World Cup. However, his prospects may have taken a hit due to his underwhelming performance in the ongoing T20I series against Ireland.

In the first match of the series, Tilak Varma suffered a golden duck at Malahide, Dublin. His struggles continued in the second T20I where he managed just a 2-ball 1, attempting a pull shot that resulted in a catch by Dockrell.

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This marked his second consecutive single-digit score against the Irish team in T20Is, following in the footsteps of Virat Kohli. As Tilak Varma was dismissed for 1 while batting at No.3, fans took to X to express their opinions on his performance. Some fans attributed his struggles to overconfidence, while others speculated that his chances of making it to the World Cup squad were diminishing.