Mumbai Indians batsman Tilak Varma has been one of the brightest young players in the IPL 2022.

 In fact, the left-hander, after 7 matches, is the leading run-scorer for MI this season, scoring 234 runs at an average of 46 and strike rate of 140.

Varma has struck two fifties in the season so far, with the second one coming on Thursday against defending champions Chennai Super Kings.

What has been impressive is the maturity with which he’s batted throughout the season.

Against CSK, Varma came in to bat at number 5 at the score of 23/3 after the MI top-order had been blown away by left-arm pacer Mukesh Choudhary. 

With the side in trouble, Varma decided to bat sedately allowing Suryakumar Yadav to play the risky shots and force the issue

After a stand of 24 runs, Yadav got out and Varma was joined by debutant Hrithik Shokeen; the pair forged another crucial stand of 38 runs. 

“Tilak Varma has kept Mumbai Indians in the game. Batting with such maturity under pressure for the first timer in the ipl is amazing,” Irfan Pathan tweeted.