Tilak Varma says that receiving a cap from “Rohit Bhai” gave him the confidence to succeed. Young Mumbai Indians batter Tilak Varma, who has been one of the finds of the IPL season, said getting the cap from skipper Rohit Sharma gave him the confidence to perform well.
Tilak Varma, a young Mumbai Indians batter who has been one of the season’s surprises, said receiving the cap from skipper Rohit Sharma gave him the confidence to perform well. With 307 runs this season, Varma has been the leading run-scorer for the Mumbai Indians. Although the five-time champions have had a disastrous season, falling out of contention for a play-off berth after eight losses in nine games, Varma is one of the few bright spots for MI.
“I’ve always admired Rohit bhai, so receiving the cap from him pumped me up and gave me confidence,” Varma told mumbaiindians.com.
Another piece of advice Rohit gave Varma was to relax and enjoy the game.
“He (Rohit) keeps telling me that I shouldn’t put myself under pressure in any situation, and that ‘the way you enjoy and play, keep enjoying your game that way.’
“He’d say, ‘You’re young; this is the time to enjoy it.'” If you ever lose it, it will never return. So the more you have fun and play, the more positive things will come your way. “Bad days will come, but so will good days,” Varma said of his captain.
Varma Says attributed his success to Rohit, claiming that his advice was effective.
“He (Rohit) always told me to have fun, and that is something I will never forget. It will also stay with me for the rest of my life. And it’s also working. It’s because of this that I’ve started well “the middle-order batsman from Hyderabad added.
Varma also stated that his head coach, former Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawardene, makes batting suggestions to him.
“He (Jayawardene) talks to me about my batting and gives me advice,” Varma explained.
“If I back myself to take a shot and miss, he tells me not to stop myself from taking the same shot in the next game. Because that is my scoring shot, you can get out on it as well, but you’ll also get runs from it. He strengthens one’s mental fortitude “He stated.
Varma emphasizes that he has developed a strong friendship with young Dewald Brewis and that it is easy to bat with the South African.
“Now that we’re so close, we understand each other very well, both on and off the field.” So batting with him (Brewis) in a match has become very easy.
“When you do well on the field, the bond becomes stronger off the field as well,” he concluded.