Tilak Varma Biography – Player from Hyderabad Shining in Indian Cricket Team!

Namboori Thakur Tilak Varma is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Indian national cricket team. He made his international debut in August 2023 against West Indies. He is a left handed batsman and part time offspin bowler.

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Real Name: Namboori Thakur Tilak Varma
Profession: Indian international cricketer
Birthplace: Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Role: Batsman
Age: 20

Namboori Thakur Tilak Varma (born 8 November 2002) is an Indian international cricketer who plays for the Indian national cricket team. He made his international debut in August 2023 against West Indies. He is a left-handed batsman and part-time off-spin bowler. He also plays for Hyderabad in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.

Tilak Varma Biography
Tilak Varma Biography
Tilak Varma Biography
Personal information
Full name
Namboori Thakur Tilak Varma
Born 8 November 2002 (age 20)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm off-break
Role Batsman
International information
National side
  • India (2023–present)
Only T20I (cap 104) 3 August 2023 v West Indies
T20I shirt no. 72
Domestic team information
Years Team
2018–present Hyderabad
2022-present Mumbai Indians (squad no. 9)
Career statistics
Competition T20I FC LA T20
Matches 1 7 25 47
Runs scored 39 409 1236 1457
Batting average 39.00 40.90 56.18 37.35
100s/50s 1/2 5/5 0/10
Top score 39 121 156* 84*
Balls bowled 54 230 72
Wickets 3 8 2
Bowling average 9.00 21.87 46
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in the match
Best bowling 3/13 4/23 1/13
Catches/stumpings 2/– 2/– 12/– 19/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 4 August 2023

Early life (Tilak Varma Biography)

Tilak Varma was born on 8 November 2002 in Hyderabad. His father Nagaraju Varma worked as an electrician, and his mother Gayatri Devi is a housewife. He has an older brother, Tarun Varma. Tilak developed an interest in sports when he was very young and enrolled himself in the Legala Cricket Academy, Lingampally, where he was mentored by Salam Bayash. Tilak commenced his early education at Crescent Model English School, Hyderabad. He completed his secondary education at SriLepakshi Junior College, Hyderabad, and at present, he is pursuing his 2nd year of Degree in Bachelor of Business Administration at Andhra University.

Tilak_Varma with his Family
Tilak Varma with his Family

Domestic career

He made his first-class debut for Hyderabad in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy on 30 December 2018. In the tournament, he scored 215 runs in seven matches at a strike rate of 147.26. He made his Twenty20 debut for Hyderabad in the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on 28 February 2019.

He made his List A debut on 28 September 2019, for Hyderabad in the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy. During the tournament, he scored 180 runs in 5 games and also took 4 wickets.

In December 2019, he was named in India’s squad for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He played 6 games in the competition and managed to score only 86 runs.

In the 2021-22 Vijay Hazare Trophy, he scored 180 runs in five games and took four wickets.

Indian Premier League

In February 2022, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament. The base price was Rs. 20 lakh and he was bought by Mumbai Indians at Rs. 1.7 crore. In the second match of the league, he scored a 33-ball-61 against Rajasthan Royals at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

In April 2023, he scored 84 off 46 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their first match of the 2023 Indian Premier League. In the playoff match against Gujarat Titans, he scored 43 runs off just 14 balls.

Tilak Varma Biography
Tilak Varma Biography

International career

In 2023, he got his maiden call-up for the Indian cricket team for the T20I series on the tour of the West Indies. He made his T20I debut on 3 August 2023 in the first match of the series. He top-scored for India with 39 off just 22 deliveries and he managed to take 2 catches in the same match.

He has also been named in the Indian squads for the three-match T20I tour of Ireland and the 2022 Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China.

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