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Tilak Varma & Nehal Wadhera huge stars for MI, Team India like Pandya-Bumrah, says Rohit Sharma

Published at :May 24, 2023 at 10:27 PM
Modified at :May 24, 2023 at 10:27 PM
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MI captain Rohit Sharma reveals how Mumbai Indians groom youngsters like Nehal Wadhera and Tilak Varma.

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma backed Tilak Varma and Nehal Wadhera to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya and the MI captain said that they will be ‘huge stars’ for both the franchise as well as Team India in the next two years.

Both youngsters have done well for MI in this IPL 2023, while Tilak Varma was the find for MI in last year’s IPL. He amassed 397 runs in IPL 2022; however, this season has only been restricted to 9 matches due to injury and Tilak has scored 274 runs ahead of Mumbai Indians’ 2023 Eliminator against Lucknow Super Giants.

Similarly, Nehal Wadhera was the latest talent MI unearthed earlier this season, the all-rounder has played 12 games for the franchise scoring 214 runs with an average of 30.57.

Tilak's injury means he will be doubtful for the LSG match, and it remains to be seen whether he will be fit in time for the Eliminator, whereas Wadhera is expected to be in the starting XI, and they will both hope to help Mumbai Indians register their first ever IPL win over Lucknow.

These two guys are gonna be huge stars for MI and India: Rohit Sharma on Tilak Varma and Nehal Wadhera

Rohit encouraged the two youngsters to follow in the footsteps of Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya, both of whom had excellent careers with the Mumbai Indians before making their Team India debuts.

“Honestly it’s going to be the same story what has happened with (Jasprit) Bumrah, Hardik (Pandya) and all these guys. That’s the same story that will happen with guys like Tilak Varma and Nehal Wadhera. Watch the next two years, then people will say ‘arey ye toh superstar team hai (they’re a team full of superstars). These guys are being scouted and they are trained. These two guys are gonna be huge stars for us, and for India," said Rohit while talking to JioCinema.

MI will face LSG in Eliminator on May 24, 2023 in Chennai.