Tilak Verma has been included in India’s ODI squad for Asia Cup 2023 for the first time. Verma has impressed many with his skills in T20 games against West Indies.
Tilak Verma got a wildcard entry for India’s Asian Cup squad on Monday when national selection committee chairman Ajit Agarkar announced the 17-member squad. KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Jasprit Bumrah have been announced to return to the team. But it also includes Verma’s uncapped ODI player.
At a press conference on Monday, Agarkar answered questions and claimed that Verma had shown promising results during his short stint with T20Is. For those who don’t know, the left-handed batsman has played 7 T20Is against the West Indies and Ireland, showing high form against the former. After his election, many former cricketers praised the move. Now Verma has explained his choice saying that he never dreamed of making his ODI debut in the Asian Cup.
“I never dreamed that I would debut in the Asian Cup and ODI team as well. I always dreamed of making my ODI debut for India. But it’s a big deal to me. And I’ve always dreamed of it.” As well as making my ODI debut for India, I made my T20I debut the same year and suddenly got invited to the Asian Cup the following month. So yes, it’s a dream of mine and I’m preparing for it now,” the youngster told BCCI.TV
The 20-year-old also said that he is confident of doing well in the ODIs. “I am very confident about playing ODI cricket because as you said I have played ODI cricket for a long time, for example, List-A cricket. I did well in List-A cricket for my state and the teams also did well. It did.” “So I’m very confident that I can do well in the ODIs and I’m looking forward to it,” Tilak said.
Verma reveals his conversation with Rohit Sharma:
The left-handed batsman is also part of Mumbai Indians IPL team led by Indian captain Rohit Sharma. The youngster revealed his conversation with Sharma and said that the MI captain has always supported him. “Rohit Bhaiya has always supported me. He always came to me when I was also playing in the IPL.
When I first came to IPL I was a bit nervous so he would come to me and talk about the game. I was always talking.” , and that means always enjoy your game and always feel free. You can come to me anytime or message me whenever you want to talk and I will be with you. Will stay,” he said on Sharma.
“I expressed myself in IPL and I express myself everywhere. Yes, I always talk to him, so yes, every time. The important thing is to enjoy the game. That’s what I do. Yes, I very much am.” I am happy to be there and I want to do well there too. I want to enjoy what I’m doing now. I want to have fun there too,” he added. The stars said.