New Delhi. Mumbai Indians batsman Tilak Verma, who made a splash with his bat in IPL 2022, wants to stay away from money. That’s why he has given all his earnings till now to his father and asked him to keep him away from him. Tilak was bought by Mumbai Indians in the mega auction of IPL 2022 for Rs 1.7 crore and Tilak also lived up to the trust of the team and proved to be Rohit Sharma’s troubleshooter throughout the season. Whenever the team needed him, he scored runs. Tilak scored the most runs for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2022 after Ishan Kishan (418). His bat scored 397 runs in 14 matches and he also scored 2 half-centuries.
Tilak Verma had to struggle a lot to become a professional cricketer. Talking about this journey in an interview, he said that he had to sacrifice a lot to get what he has today, which he can forget.
Father wanted to become a doctor: Tilak
19-year-old Tilak’s father is an electrician by profession and he wanted his son to become a doctor. Tilak said, “I never had a chance to look outside my traditional career. Because good job and fixed income was essential for me. He told how he could not attend family functions, even marriage due to lack of money. However, now the situation has changed. Now he has money to buy a car of his choice.
‘I was even hungry to become a cricketer’
During a conversation with The Week, Tilak recalled his early days of cricket and said, “Then it was like climbing a high peak in a bus carrying a heavy kit. I worked very hard to get a place in the under-16 team. When I was 14 years old, I used to get up early in the morning and go to the field and many times I could not even eat food. I didn’t leave the state team camp even for a day.” After this Tilak made a place in the team of Under-19 World Cup. This was his first big break as a cricketer.
It’s easy to get distracted by money
Regarding his earnings, he said that I have given all the money to my father and kept myself away from money. I don’t want money to have any effect on my mind. That’s why I have given all that I have earned till now to my father and told him to keep me away from money. I know how easy it is to get distracted when it comes to money.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 11, 2022, 17:35 IST