Tilak Varma of the Mumbai Indians wins his second Player of the Match award in a row. On April 6, MI lost their third game in a row in the IPL 2022.
Tilak Varma received the Mumbai Indians’ (MI) dressing room Player of the Match award for the second time in a row for his unbeaten knock of 38*(27) against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Varma had previously earned the award for his composed 61 against the Rajasthan Royals (33).
The Mumbai Indians players are recognized for their performances after each match. One of them is named Player of the Match in the dressing room, regardless of the outcome of the game. Tilak Varma won his second title after a partnership with Suryakumar Yadav in the 14th match of the IPL 2022 against KKR on Wednesday.
MI shared a video of the youngster receiving the POTM brooch from Sachin Tendulkar in the dressing room, with the caption: “2nd consecutive dressing room POTM for the young gun!” Aapne toh dil jeet liya, Varma ji! #DilKholKe #MumbaiIndians #KKRvMI #OneFamily.”
Mumbai Indians were defeated by KKR by a margin of 5 wickets.
In the game, the Mumbai Indians scored 161 runs in 20 overs. With the middle-order batters steering the innings after the top-order batters failed. Suryakumar Yadav returned to the lineup after recovering from a thumb injury. Dewald Brevis, dubbed “Baby AB,” made his debut.
MI managed to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane and skipper Shreyas Iyer in the powerplay. While chasing their first win of the tournament. The game was going well for the five-time champions until Pat Cummins came on and caused a commotion on the field.
Cummins and Venkatesh Iyer punished the bowlers near the end, while MI’s Daniel Sams bowled the most expensive over for his team, giving up 35 runs in the 16th over. Pat batted brilliantly unbeaten for a 15-ball 56, leading his team to a massive victory with four overs to spare. Cummins joined KL Rahul and became the fastest batter to a half-century in 14 balls.