Well, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that Tilak Varma has been one of the most promising young talents to have come up in Indian cricket over the last one year, and IPL 2022 had a massive role to play in that. With nearly 400 runs in the season at an average of over 36 and a strike-rate of 131, he was one of the brighter spots for us in an otherwise dismal 2022 IPL campaign. His 61 off just 33 balls against Rajasthan Royals, was in particular both breath-taking and destructive.
He then carried his purple patch into the domestic circuit, reaching dreamy levels of consistency – four fifties in a row in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, and two centuries in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. At just 20 years of age, it simply goes without saying that he is one of the hottest properties going around.