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Tilak Varma: Success Story Of Young And Talented Cricketer!

Tilak Varma is an Indian cricket player who plays for the state of Hyderabad in domestic cricket. In the Indian Premier League (IPL), Tilak is part of the franchise Mumbai Indians.

A left-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler, Tilak was picked for the Indian squad for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Regarding social media fan following, Tilak is second to none with a massive 4,76,000 followers on Instagram and 24,700 followers on Twitter.

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Tilak Varma Physical Stats

Full NameNamboori Thakur Tilak Varma
Birth PlaceHyderabad, Telangana, India
Birth Date8 November 2002
Age20 years
Height5 feet 11 inches
Weight70 kg
Eye color Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Zodiac SignScorpio
QualificationsSchooling
ProfessionIndian Cricketer
FatherNamboori Nagaraju
Mother Gayatri Devi
BrotherTarun Varma
Net Worth INRRs. 4.72 crores

Tilak Varma Family

Tilak was born on 8 November 2002. His father Namboori Nagaraju works as an electrician with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited and his mother Gayatri Devi is a housewife.

Tilak Varma Family

The cricketer’s elder brother Tarun Varma completed his B.Tech degree and has also played badminton at the national level.

Tilak Varma Education

Tilak completed his schooling at Crescent Model English School, Riyasatnagar, Hyderabad. In an interview, the cricketer revealed that he now wants to pursue a degree that is relatively easy to complete.

According to Tilak, his prime focus is cricket and he wants to have a degree just for the sake of it. 

Tilak Varma Controversies

There are no known controversies available about Tilak in public sources.

Tilak Varma Profession

During his childhood days, little Tilak used to play cricket with a plastic bat and tennis ball. However, at school, he was quite interested in athletics and also took part in state-level competitions.

Later 11-year-old Tilak was spotted by cricket coach Salam Bayash and it proved to be a turning point in his life. Then, Salam was running the Legala Cricket Academy. Once he came across little Tilak playing tennis ball cricket with his friends at the Barkas ground.

Salam who was quite impressed by the boy’s style of batting, spoke to Tilak’s father Nagaraju, and asked him to enrol his son at his academy. However, Nagaraju was reluctant initially as financial constraints did not permit him to let his son play cricket.

However, Salam promised Nagaraju that he would arrange the transport facility for his son and also waive the fees at the cricket academy. Finally, Nagaraju was convinced and it paved the way for Tilak to join the academy.

Under the guidance of Salam, Tilak became an active participant in school tournaments and cricket clubs. By 2016, the young lad got an opportunity to play for Hyderabad in the Under-14 and Under-16 categories.

The following year, he represented the state at the Under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy. A terrific performance in the Under-19 and CK Nayudu Under-23 tournaments helped Tilak secure a berth in the Hyderabad senior team.

On 30th December 2018, the youngster made his first-class debut for Hyderabad at the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy. A few months later, i.e. on 28 February 2019,  Tilak made his Twenty20 debut for the state at the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. It was followed by the youngster’s List A debut. On 28 September 2019, Tilak represented Hyderabad in the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy.

A significant achievement in Tilak’s cricketing career, in December 2019, the youngster got a call for the Indian team for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Later, at the auctions held for the 2022 IPL tournament, Tilak was bought by the Mumbai Indians for an astronomical sum of Rs. 1.7 crore.

Some of the remarkable performances in Tilak’s career include scoring 180 runs in five matches and taking four wickets at the Vijay Hazare Trophy in the 2021-22 season. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Tournament, Tilak went on to score a brilliant 215 runs with a strike rate of 147.26 runs per match.

Tilak Varma Net Worth

Reportedly, Tilak’s net worth stands at Rs. 4.72 crores. The cricketer’s major source of income is from playing in IPL and T20 tournaments.

Lesser Known Facts About Tilak Varma

  • During Tilak’s childhood, his father Nagaraju wanted his son to become a doctor. However, the boy focused on playing gully cricket with tennis balls.
  • In the initial days of his cricket coaching, Tilak used to sit pillion on coach Salam’s bike and travel 80 km to Lingampally to get trained at his academy. Those days, coaching used to happen 6 days a week.
  • At the beginning of his career, due to poor financial conditions, Tilak did not have enough money to buy proper cricketing gear. The cricketer even scored his first century with a borrowed bat.
  • During his childhood days, Tilak loved to binge on chicken and mutton. According to his coach Salam, the young boy used to flick chocolates from his teammates’ bags and eat them.
  • Tilak says he will never forget the sacrifices he made during his formative days. According to the cricketer, he missed important family functions, a close sister’s wedding, and quality time with his parents.
  • According to Tilak’s coach Salam, when it comes to discipline, the young cricketer is No.1. For practice sessions, the young lad used to turn up at morning 6 and leave at evening 7. Salam remarks that even he used to get tired because of Tilak.
  • Tilak wants to ink a tattoo of his parents near his heart.
  • According to Tilak, he never lets money influence his mind. The cricketer says that he has given all his money to his father and told him to keep him away from it. Tilak has realized that it is straightforward to get distracted.
  • When Tilak was bought by Mumbai Indians for a whopping sum of Rs. 1.70 crore, his family members were shocked at the price. They were crying out of joy and even Tilak didn’t expect to be brought for such a huge amount.
  • The cricketer says that regardless of how much he plays, he would still be a kid in front of his parents.

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