Tilak Varma, a young cricketer who earned his place in the Indian team through his impressive performances in the Indian Premier League, made a memorable debut in the five-match T20I series against West Indies. The 20-year-old displayed some brilliant cricket skills, scoring 39 runs off just 22 deliveries and taking a phenomenal catch to dismiss Johnson Charles in the ninth over.
After the match, Tilak Varma received a heartwarming message from his Mumbai Indians teammate, Dewald Brevis. The South African congratulated Varma on his remarkable debut and expressed his excitement, admitting that he got goosebumps when Varma hit two sixes in the first three deliveries he faced.
In a video shared by the Indian Cricket Team, Brevis said, “Hey brother, I hope you are very excited. I don’t know if I am more excited than you, but I just want to say from my side and from the Brevis family, congratulations on your debut. It’s such a great moment for you and your family. I can just imagine how happy your parents and everyone must be. It’s great to see you out there, living your dream out.”
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“The shots on the second and third ball gave me goosebumps. You always have my support, and all the best for the rest of the series. I’m backing you fully and go win every game for Team India. Cheers brother!,” the enthusiastic youngster added.
Despite Varma’s excellent performance, Team India couldn’t secure a victory in the first T20I in Trinidad. West Indies struggled to get going while batting first, but Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell’s efforts in the middle order helped the home team post 149 runs on the board.
During the chase, India’s wickets fell rapidly, but Tilak Varma’s knock kept the team in the game. However, after his dismissal, India’s batting faltered again, and the Hardik Pandya-led side ended up losing the match by four runs. Varma’s impressive debut and the support from his teammates have certainly marked a memorable start to his international cricket journey, and cricket fans eagerly await more exciting performances from this talented young cricketer in the future matches.