If you are told that a young player playing IPL for Mumbai Indians (MI) doesn’t have a house of his own, can you believe it? You might be shocked to hear this, but this is absolutely true. Mumbai’s young player Tilak Verma has surprised everyone by revealing this. In an interview with a cricket website, Tilak Verma said that he will buy a house with IPL salary and fulfill his parents’ dream. A match was played between Mumbai and Rajasthan on Saturday, in which Mumbai’s team had to face defeat. However, Tilak Verma’s brilliant innings of 61 runs in 33 balls made headlines for Mumbai. During this, he made the match exciting by hitting five sixes and three fours.
Tilak Verma told that his dream is to buy a house. He also told that after a long struggle, he has reached this point. His father’s salary was very less and he worked hard and made a career in cricket. From a normal family to becoming an overnight sensation, the story of Mumbai Indians’ new young player Tilak Verma is very inspiring. Verma’s father Namburi Nagaraju, who worked as an electrician in Hyderabad, could not afford to continue his son’s cricket coaching. So his coach Salaam Bayash took care of all his expenses, gave him proper training and even gave him all the cricket equipment to make his dreams his own.
In the mega auction of IPL, there was a competition among many franchisees to buy Tilak Verma. Many teams were ready to bet on him. Eventually this 19-year-old player was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 1.7 crore. Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals also showed interest to buy Tilak Verma. Tilak Verma’s base price was only Rs 20 lakh, but he got 8.5 times more in the auction. Since then, he has become the subject of a lot of discussions in the cricket world.
The Hyderabad cricketer, who was part of the victorious India team that won the Under-19 ODI World Cup earlier this year, recalled his early days when he had to wait for the basics. He said, “I continued to play with a broken bat. With a broken bat, I scored the most runs in U-16 cricket. When my coach saw this, he bought me everything I needed. Whatever I am today I am also it is because of my coach sir.”