‘My only aim is to buy a house for my parents’ – Mumbai’s latest sensation Tilak Varma

 ‘My only aim is to buy a house for my parents’ – Mumbai’s latest sensation Tilak Varma

Tilak Varma (Image source: BCCI/IPL)

Tilak Varma is proving to be one of the smartest buys in the auction for Mumbai. In the first two games for his side, Varma amassed 22 and 61 runs against Delhi and Rajasthan respectively. Notably, these runs came at a healthy strike rate for the team. He was picked by Mumbai after battling with teams such as Rajasthan, Hyderabad, and Chennai at 1.7 crores INR. He had entered the auction at a base price of 20 lakh.

Meanwhile, in an interview, the former India U19 player revealed that he and his parents had to face a lot of financial difficulties. The left-hander added that his father had to take care of his cricket and his elder brothers’ studies.

“Growing up, we’ve had a lot of financial difficulties. My father with his meagre salary had to look after my cricket expenses as well as my elder brother’s studies. In the last few years, with some sponsorship and match fees, I could just about take care of my cricketing expenses,” Varma was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

The Hyderabad-born player added that his family doesn’t have a house and will purchase it with the ITL fees. He further added that his parents started crying when they came to know that he was picked in the cash-rich league.

“We don’t own a house as yet. So with whatever I have earned in this IPL,x my only aim is to get a house for my parents. This IPL money gives me the luxury to play freely for the rest of my career,” he added.

He added that he was on a video call with his coach during the mega auction and his coach got emotional when he was bought by Mumbai. “The day the IPL auction was going on, I was on a video call with my coach. My coach started tearing up when the bids kept going higher. After I was picked, I called up my parents. They too started crying over the call. My mother was struggling to get words out,” he added.


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