Tilak Varma Starts His India Career With Back-To-Back Sixes, WATCH VIDEO
Watch as Tilak Varma gets off to a great start in his T20I career by hitting two sixes in a row against the West Indies.In his first T20I match, which was between India and the West Indies, Tilak Varma's hitting blew everyone away.
In the first T20I match between India and West Indies on Thursday, Tilak Varma played his first game for India. The young player seemed to be very at ease on the big stage.
The left-handed player made a great catch to get rid of Johnson Charles, and when it was his turn to bat, he got off to the most explosive start possible. He took on Alzarri Joseph with the second ball of his turn and hit him straight over deep square leg for a six.
The commentators couldn't stop admiring him, but before they could finish, Tilak went for the air again and easily hit a six over the deep mid-wicket boundary. In the end, he only made 22 shots but scored 39 points.
West Indies won the first Twenty20 International by four runs on Thursday, which was a big surprise. The hosts set a simple 150-run goal for the visitors, but they didn't make it.
With a score of 77-3 in the 11th over, India was doing well, thanks to Tilak Varma's top score of 39 and Suryakumar Yadav's score of 21. They lost six wickets and only made 68 runs after that.
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Shimron Hetmyer was a star for the West Indies, even though he hadn't played international cricket in a year. In the last over, he caught three balls and ran out Arshdeep Singh to end the low-scoring game.
This year, 20-year-old Varma scored 343 runs for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, which was a big deal. He hit three sixes in his 22-ball innings. Alzarri Joseph threw him three balls, and with the first two, he hit two sixes.
Romario Shepherd's fast bowler ended his turn when Hetmyer caught him at fine leg with the last ball of the 11th over, when the score was 77.
Suryakumar was the third man out ten runs before. After Jason Holder had bowled him, Hetmyer dove to his left at short extra cover to catch him.
Hardik Pandya (19), Axar Patel (13), and Singh (12) all did good things, but it was hard to speed up the game at the Brian Lara Stadium because the pitch was slow.
Holder was the West Indies player who stood out the most. He got 2-19 in his four overs, which made him the best player of the game.