Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan believes that young Mumbai Indians middle-order batsman Tilak Varma is a bright investment from the franchise and the talented cricketer is going to offer his services to them for the next ten years in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL).
Varma – the 19-year-old left-handed batsman – has done exceedingly well for the five-time champions in the most exciting IPL season.
Speaking on Cricket Live on Star Sports, Pathan said, “Whenever a youngster does well he starts believing that he belongs here and once he gets the confidence he looks to cement his position in the team. We are seeing the same with Tilak Varma. He’s a talented left-hand middle-order batsman, who is worth gold in cricket. Every team looks to have a left-hander because he plays spin at ease, they have that natural ability to handle those angles from leg-spinners and left-arm spinners.”
“This young hero will become a superhero for MI if he continues to play like this. He’ll play for the franchise for the next ten years,” he added.
On the other hand, former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh also praised Mumbai Indians for showing faith in the young talents in Tilak Varma and Dewald Brevis who are showing glimpses of greatness and the duo are going to represent the team for the next ten years.
Speaking on Cricket Live on Star Sports, Harbhajan said, “Dewald Brevis and Tilak Varma are like investments for the Mumbai Indians. MI has invested correctly in these young talents and will reap the benefits for many years. Brevis and Tilak have shown glimpses of their talents and they are going to don the MI jersey for the next ten years.”
“We have witnessed some unbelievable talents in this competition and the confidence which these youngsters are showing is simply outstanding,” he added.