India and Bangladesh locked horns in the first semi-final of the men’s cricket event at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China. Tilak Varma, who made his international debut earlier this year during India’s tour of the Caribbean, scored an excellent half-century during India’s chase of a paltry target of 97 runs.
After reaching the individual milestone, the talented youngster lifted his shirt to reveal tattoos of his parents and Rohit Sharma’s daughter Samaira. Tilak Varma has revealed why he celebrated his quickfire half-century by lifting his jersey to reveal tattoos of his parents.
The youngster was in red-hot form as he smacked two fours and six sixes in his unbeaten 26-ball 55 against Bangladesh in the men’s cricket semi-final clash of the Asian Games in China. India chased down the small target of 97 in just 9.2 over for a crushing nine-wicket win to make it to the gold-medal clash.
Tilak Varma reached his second half-century of T20I career with a six and then celebrated the milestone in in unique way which he said was dedicated to his mother as he had promised her to score a fifty or win India a game after undergoing a lean patch.
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Tilak Varma said “The celebration for my mom, I was a bit down in the last few games, I included my best friend ‘Samaira’ in that as well”. pic.twitter.com/1FTovY6FQ6
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And he added that Rohit Sharma’s daughter Samaira was also included in his celebration. When Tilak had scored his maiden T20I fifty during the West Indies tour, even then he had dedicated his celebration to Samaira.
Tilak’s heartwarming celebration won the hearts of many fans and cricket experts. It was a reminder of the sacrifices that his parents made for him and the special bond he shares with Rohit Sharma’s daughter.
The youngster has shown great promise in his short international career so far. He is a versatile batter who can play at any position in the batting order. He is also a good fielder and a handy bowler. Tilak Varma is definitely one of the most exciting young talents in Indian cricket. He is someone to watch out for in the future.