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Tilak Varma Biography – Career | Stats | Records | Interesting Facts

Tilak Varma Biography: Tilak Varma had come across an inspiring journey which will motivate every aspiring cricketer who set a target of reaching a higher position in cricket purely based on their hard work and skills.

Born in a lower-middle-class family, Tilak Varma’s extraordinary skill grabbed the attention of Salam Bayash(his coach) who backed him throughout his journey.

Though many have not seen his gameplay, one can understand his level when top IPL teams get into a bidding war to rope him in the IPL 2022 mega auction. MI had to beat the likes of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings, and Rajasthan Royals to bag his services for the IPL 2022 season.

Though he didn’t listed in the top 10 most expensive uncapped players in IPL 2022 mega auction, he still earned 8.5 times more money than his base price.

Check out the inspiring Tilak Varma biography along with his family background, career, stats, and records.

Tilak Varma with his Mother and Father
Tilak Varma with his Mother and Father(Image Source: Tilak Varma Instagram Account)

Tilak Varma Biography – Overview

Full Name Namboori Thakur Tilak Varma
Nick Name Tilak
Date of Birth November 08, 2002
Birth Place Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
School: Will Update Soon
College: Will Update Soon
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
Martial Status Unmarried
Father – Namboori Nagaraju
Mother – Will Update Soon
Siblings – Will Update Soon
Girlfriend Unknown
Profession Cricketer
Role Batsman
Batting Style Left Handed Bat
Bowling Style Right-arm off-break
Teams Played Mumbai Indians, India Under-19, Hyderabad, India Red Under-19, India B Under-19, Hyderabad U-19
FC – Hyderabad vs Andhra at Vizianagaram – December 30, 2018 – January 02, 2019
List A – Hyderabad vs Saurashtra at Alur (2) – September 28, 2019
T20 – Hyderabad vs Services at Delhi – February 28, 2019
International Debut
ODI – Not Yet Played
T20I – Not Yet Played
Test – Not Yet Played
Favourite Cricketer Suresh Raina
Coach Salam Bayash

Tilak Varma Family

  • Tilak comes from a lower-middle-class family.
  • His father Namboori Nagaraju is an Electrician. Unfortunately, he couldn’t afford to continue his son’s cricket coaching.
  • But Tilak’s coach, Salam Bayash took care of all the expenses, provided him proper training food, and shelter as he recognised his true potential.
  • His coach Salam Bayash provided him the necessary grooming, gave him food, and a place to stay in his own house where five other family members lived.
  • Tilak Varma is a resident of Hyderabad city of Telangana state of India and he has completed his cricket education from the “Telangana Cricket Academy”.
Tilak Varma coach Salam Bayash
Tilak Varma coach Salam Bayash

Tilak Varma Career

  • He made his first-class debut for Hyderabad in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy on 30 December 2018.
  • 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.
  • Tilak Varma has been named in the Quadrangular U19 Series in South Africa 2020.
      • In the first match against host South Africa U19, Varma scored 42 runs off 69 balls where India won the match by 66 runs.
      • In India’s second match against Zimbabwe U19, Tilak Varma scored just 10 runs where India won the game by 89 runs.
      • In India’s next match which is played against  New Zealand U19, Tilak Varma scored 59 runs off 77 deliveries and registered his maiden half-century of the tournament. India won the game by 120 runs.
      • In the final against South Africa U19, Tilak Varma scored 70 runs off 103 deliveries. India won the tournament by beating the host by 69 runs in the final match.
      • Tilak Varma won the player of the series award for his 181 runs with the bat and 4 wickets with the ball.
Quadrangular U19 Series in South Africa 2020
Tilak Varma Player of the Series in Quadrangular U19 Series in South Africa 2020
  • In December 2019, he was named in India’s squad for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
  • In the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021-22 season, Verma made 180 runs from his five outings with a strike rate of 87.37, including one century.
  • In Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2021, Tilak Varma scored 215 runs in seven games at a strike rate of 147.26.

World Cup 

  • Tilak played the Under-19 World Cup in 2020, in which he had scored 86 runs in three innings.

Tilak Varma IPL Career

  • In February 2022, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2022 mega auction for INR 1.7 crores.
      • Notably, Varma earned 8.5 times more money than his base price as his bidding started at INR 20 lakh.
      • Tilak Varma made his IPL debut against Delhi Capitals on March 27, 2022 in MI’s first league match of the tournament.
      • Varma scored 22 runs off 15 deliveries with 3 boundaries to his name.
      • Tilak Varma played a crucial knock of an unbeaten 34 off 32 balls which leads Mumbai to beat CSK by 5 wickets. Notably, CSK’s last hope of staying alive in the IPL 2022 playoff race has been scattered by Tilak Varma’s crucial inning.


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Tilak Varma Interesting Facts

  • Tilak Varma is a Mumbai Indians fanboy and used to watch Rohit Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar from childhood days.
  • Tilak Varma has a Siberian Husky breed dog(white and ash colour) which he loves the most.
Tilak Varma with his Husky Dog
Tilak Varma with his Husky Dog

Tilak Varma IPL Stats

Batting Stats

M Runs HS Avg SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
IPL 11 334 61 37.11 136.33 0 0 2 23 15

Bowling Stats

M Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
IPL 11 0 0/6 0/6 6.5 0 0 0 0

Tilak Varma Batting Stats

Format Mat Runs HS Ave SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
FC 4 255 90 31.87 56.79 0 2 30 4 1 0
List A 16 784 156* 52.26 96.43 3 3 58 30 9 0
T20 15 381 75 29.3 143.77 0 3 28 17 3 0

Tilak Varma Bowling stats

Format Mat Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
FC 4 3 3/13 3/13 4.33 4.33 6 0 0 0
List A 16 5 4/23 4/23 21.4 4.58 28 1 0 0
T20 15 0 9.25 0 0 0
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