Mumbai Indians youngster Tilak Verma has opened up on the conversations he has had with Rohit Sharma and said that the Indian skipper taught him how to tackle pressure situations.
Tilak Verma opened up on how Rohit Sharma helped him tackle pressure situations (Courtesy: PTI)
- Tilak Verma was one of the finds of the season for Mumbai Indians
- Verma said that he had talks with Rohit Sharma about his batting
- The southpaw also revealed how Sharma helped him tackle pressure situations
Mumbai Indians youngster Tilak Verma has opened up on his conversations with Rohit Sharma, saying that the Indian team captain taught him how to tackle pressure situations.
The Mumbai Indians had a season to forget this year in the IPL as they finished last in the standings. However, Verma turned out to be one of the finds of the campaign as the southpaw scored 397 runs in 14 matches with an average of 36.09. He was the second-highest run-getter for the franchise after Ishan Kishan.
Sharma was highly impressed by the 19-year-old and tipped him to represent the country in all three formats very soon.
Verma opened up on his conversations with the Mumbai Indians captain to News24 and said that he talked a lot about how the southpaw can improve his batting. The 19-year-old also said that his thought process was to always do well for the team and win as many matches for the franchise.
“Personally, I talked a lot with Rohit bhai about how to improve my batting. I had done well this season and my thinking process was to always do well for the team and win as much games as I can for them,” said Verma.
The Mumbai Indians youngster also said that Sharma told him to back himself and Verma admitted that the Mumbai Indians skipper taught him how to tackle pressure situations and enjoy the game. Verma said that the Indian skipper’s advice helped him a lot.
“There were a few matches where I could not finish off. Afterwards, Rohit Bhai told me to back myself and as soon as I understood the situations better, it will automatically improve.”
“Rohit bhai also taught me how to tackle the pressure situations and enjoy the game while backing my strengths. It has helped me a lot,” said Verma.
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