Hazare Trophy an enormous platform to carry out: Tilak


Ambati Rayudu says he’s all excited to see how Thakur Tilak Varma shapes up within the season forward. For, he believes Tilak to be probably the greatest younger expertise to emerge from Hyderabad and that he can go a great distance if he enhances his potential with the specified exhausting work and dedication.

Tilak, who cracked a century towards Pakistan within the league part of the current Asia Cup (under-19) championship in Sri Lanka and is ready to make his Vijay Hazare Trophy debut quickly, is on a excessive by way of confidence.

“After the century towards Pakistan, I really feel extra assured, if not complacent. These are the type of innings which may change your angle. I’m feeling a lot better after that knock,” stated 17-year-old Tilak in a chat with The Hindu.

“I’m grateful to my coaches Paras Mhambrey Sir and Hrishikesh Kanitkar Sir for his or her invaluable inputs in Sri Lanka. It’s not simply the type of appreciation they’ve proven after my century however the way in which they made me imagine that I can do even higher,” stated the younger batting expertise, who scored 779 runs within the final Cooch Behar Trophy.


Tilak, who additionally toured England with the India under-19 squad, is thrilled on the large alternative of taking part in beneath Rayudu. He says the senior has at all times adviced him on find out how to play on completely different sorts of wickets, what must be the method towards several types of bowlers and importantly, find out how to construct an innings.

“My major goal now could be to remain focussed. I want to take it step-by-step and again myself with constant scores in any respect ranges,” Tilak, who scored 5 and 34 in his solely Ranji Trophy recreation towards Andhra final December in Vizianagaram, stated.

“These are the traits which my childhood coach Salam Bayyash sir (at Legala Cricket Academy, BHEL) taught me from the early days.

Work on approach

Tilak, who believes that he’s good taking part in the drives and pulls, feels he has to work on his endurance and approach.

“I wish to capitalise on each single alternative that comes my method and that’s the reason I take a look at Vijay Hazare Trophy as an enormous platform to maneuver one step additional,” a assured Tilak stated.