Legendary Indian
cricketer Sunil Gavaskar said that young batting protege Tilak Varma could be
an all-format batter for India in the coming years. Earlier, Mumbai Indians
captain Rohit Sharma heaped praise on Varma and said that he should play for
India in Test, ODI and T20I.

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Varma has been
one of the few positives in Mumbai Indians’ disappointing campaign in IPL 2022.

The left-handed
batter scored 368 runs in 12 matches. He is the lone bright spot in Mumbai
Indians’ dismal IPL campaign.

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Varma’s temperament has been fantastic. In his knock against Chennai Super
Kings, he walked into the middle when the team was under pressure. But the way
he dealt in ones and twos (early on) was impressive,” Gavaskar said on
Star Sports.

Varma poses
solid techniques and has an array of strokes in his armoury. He is also
fantastic at rotating the strike. That showed that he has a good cricketing

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“Once you
have that good cricketing brain, you will be able to lift yourself when things
are not going your way. You can analyse yourself and get back to scoring
runs,” the legendary opener said.

Gavaskar further
said that the youngster’s basics are right and agreed with Rohit Sharma that
the Hyderabad based youngster is an all-format player.

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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 said.

What has
impressed Gavaskar most is his temperament.

“He’s got
the basics right. Technically, he’s right. He gets right behind the line of the
ball. He’s got a straight bat, and while defending on the front foot his bat is
close to the pad. So, all his basics are right.

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“With all
the right basics you’ve got to marry the temperament and that marriage we have
seen is very good at the moment. I hope that he carries on,” he added.