Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif lauded Mumbai Indians batter (MI) Tilak Varma’s batting during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday, April 2, in Bengaluru. Varma hit an unbeaten 84 off just 46 balls to help MI post a competitive total of 171 runs in 20 overs. However, his knock went in vain, as Faf du Plessis and Co. cruised to an eight-wicket victory with 22 balls to spare.
“Leg side is his strong suit. He uses his bottom hand but he makes room as well, hits sixes straight down the ground and plays the scoop shot. So it is not that he can only score on the leg side. The helicopter shot – if you watch it through a mirror, you will feel it is MS Dhoni because you will see him as a right-hander there,” Kaif said during a post-match discussion on Star Sports.
Mumbai were losing matches continuously but his bat kept on firing: Kaif
“The most difficult time was last year. Mumbai were struggling and were losing matches continuously but his bat kept on firing. So he showed that he has courage. He played for the first time for the Mumbai Indians and scored regularly and he continued that form here,” Kaif added.