Mumbai Indians definitely didn’t have a memorable season in IPL 2022 as they ended up at the bottom of the Points Table. However, that didn’t stop the youngsters that were a part of the MI Paltan to showcase their skills to the fullest. One of the bright talents that emerged in this year’s IPL is Tilak Varma, who performed brilliantly for Mumbai Indians. It was Tilak’s maiden season in the tournament and yet he became the second-highest run-getters for MI. He smashed a total of 397 runs in 14 matches.
In the IPL Mega Auction 2022, Mumbai Indians laid their eyes on the young talent and purchased him for Rs 1.70 Crore. However, now that the IPL is over, Tilak, unlike many other youngsters, have decided not to get influenced by the amount of money he has earned from the tournament.
“Have given all my money to my father. I know it’s too easy to get distracted”: Tilak Varma:-
During an interview, Tilak revealed the circumstances and challenges that surrounded him when he initially took up cricket as a career. “We never had the luxury to dream outside the traditional career option. Because a good job and continuous income were crucial. I’ll never forget what I had to leave to get what I have now. I missed all those important family functions, a close sister’s wedding and quality time with my parents.”
Looking back to the recollection of his salad days of cricketing, he also recalled that his huge cricket kit was not even allowed in the public bus he travelled in. “The worst part was that my huge cricket kit was not allowed on the bus. And there was always a ruckus whenever I carried one with me. But now, I have more than enough money to buy a car of my own.”
“I tried very hard to become permanent in the U16 team. I would go to the ground early morning, and would stay there till late evening. Didn’t miss a single day of the state camp. I used to miss out on meals and rests, and was totally frustrated”, he added.
Finally, when asked about his income from the Indian Premier League and money he is currently earning, Tilak replied quite maturely. “I am not letting the money influence my mind. Have given it all to my father and told him to keep me away from it. I know it’s too easy to get distracted.”