Former Australian batter Matthew Hayden asserted that Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batter, Rahul Tripathi, has great potential and could definitely make his debut for the Indian team in the near future.
Tripathi was bought by SRH in the auction for INR 8.25 crore and he proved his worth in the league so far. Although SRH has been knocked out of the tournament in the group stage, they will be happy with Tripathi’s success.
“I just love his ability to go hard up front. The way Tripathi is taking the responsibility to strike the ball hard is brilliant. I think he has the real potential in the future to go all the way to the international level.”
“He’s a dangerous striker of the ball, someone who plays on both sides of the wicket. His ability to play short-pitched balls at ease impresses me in particular. You get him to Australia (for the T20 WC) because he can play those brilliant shots on the bouncy pitches there,” Hayden mentioned on Star Sports.
“Now it’s up to him to work that little bit extra” – Sunil Gavaskar on Tilak Varma
Notably, the IPL 2022 season was a crash and burn for Mumbai Indians but they have two amazing youngsters with extreme potential – Tilak Varma and Dewald Brevis. Rohit Sharma also went so far as to say Tilak could become an all-format batter for the Indian team.
“Tilak Varma has got the basics right. With all the right basics, you’ve got to marry the temperament and that marriage we have seen is very good at the moment (in the case of Tilak). I hope that he carries on.”
“Rohit Sharma rightly mentioned that he could be an all-format player for India. So now it’s up to him to work that little bit extra, get his fitness going, get a little tighter as far as the technique is concerned and prove Rohit right,” Gavaskar added.
Tilak will be playing his last league game of the season when MI goes up against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Saturday.