Tilak Varma has maintained terrific consistency under pressure: Deep Dasgupta

Tilak Varma has maintained terrific consistency under pressure: Deep Dasgupta

"It's important to invest in the youngster," thinks Dasgupta.

Tilak Varma
Tilak Varma. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

With only three wins in 13 league matches, Mumbai Indians (MI) are languishing at the bottom of the IPL 2022 points table. They lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday (May 17). However, young batter Tilak Varma has impressed many with his batting. Former Indian cricketers Deep Dasgupta and Mohammad Azharuddin discussed his form and Rohit Sharma respectively.

Dasgupta thinks prior to the ongoing season, he had heard about Varma’s talent but is more impressed by his temperament. He thinks it’s quite hard to maintain the consistency for a big team like MI, in the debut IPL season. The former batter further added that it’s critical to invest in the youngster, due to his temperament and character.

“What I liked about Tilak Varma is his temperament. I had heard about his talent from everybody, and also could not play U19 World Cup this year, as he featured last year due to new rules. He is extremely talented and has scored runs for Hyderabad in domestic cricket as well. But when you play for a champion side like Mumbai, to maintain that consistency under pressure, which depicts his temperament and character, so it’s important to invest in the youngster,” said Dasgupta on Sky247.net presents ‘Not Just Cricket’ Show on CricTracker.

Rohit Sharma not able to convert his starts into big scores due to concentration lapse: Mohammad Azharuddin

Azharuddin thinks Rohit Sharma has been getting off to good starts in the tournament but has been unable to convert into a big score. He reckoned that Rohit’s concentration lapse might be the reason for not providing match-winning contributions to the team. The former Indian captain added that the rest for Sharma after the culmination will keep him fresh for the upcoming international series, and hoped that the batter returns in form. The MI captain provided a good start to the team in the powerplay overs against SRH scoring 48 runs off 36 balls.

“He has got good starts, but his conversion rates have fallen down, as he has been dismissed after scoring 30-40 runs. I think there certainly is a concentration lapse, as he has been unable to play a big inning like 70 or 80. After the tournament, he will get a much-needed break, which will keep him fresh ahead of key international series,” said Azharuddin.