In the match between India and Bangladesh, where team India had already secured their places in the final and the result didn’t matter much, there was a moment that caught everyone’s attention on Twitter. It was a battle between two young debutants, Tilak Varma from India and Tanzim Hasan Sakib from Bangladesh.
At the start of India’s chase of 266 runs, things didn’t go well. Rohit Sharma, India’s captain, made an early mistake and got out on just the second ball of the innings. But what really got people talking was the dismissal of Tilak Varma. He was taking on the important role of batting at number three, trying to fill the shoes of Virat Kohli.
Tilak looked promising when he hit a four off the second ball of the third over. However, Tanzim, the young Bangladeshi bowler, had a clever plan up his sleeve. He bowled the next delivery from a different angle, making it difficult for Tilak to judge. Tilak let the ball go, thinking it would go to the wicket-keeper, but it moved unexpectedly off the pitch, hitting the stumps. Tilak was left in disbelief as he walked back to the pavilion with just 5 runs to his name. It was a tough debut for him, as he had also dropped a simple catch earlier in the match and didn’t have much success with his part-time off-spin bowling.
On the other hand, Tanzim Hasan Sakib received praise from all over Twitter for his impressive start to his international career. It was a memorable moment in the match, and cricket fans couldn’t stop talking about it.
Watch Tilak Varma vs Tanzim Hasan Video
— andre bapat (@AndreBapat82195) September 15, 2023
Tilak Varma 😐
Early chances vaddu anedi induke ra @BCCI
— VIKRAM (@alwaysmb123) September 15, 2023
— Farhad khan (@imFarhadkhan) September 15, 2023
Missed Virat Kohli The King Kohli 💔
Rohit Sharma trying every bowlers 😎
Again Lord Shardul Thakur magic👍
Shreyas Iyer waiting his chance 🥺
— Ashutosh Srivastava 🇮🇳 (@sri_ashutosh08) September 15, 2023
I don't get this management and captain. What was the need to send Tilak at 3 when u have Kishan who is good in top order. Also don't understand the shuffling of KL's position in every match. Should have send Ishan at 4 atleast. Tilak at 4, KL at 5 and Ishan at 3 was best choice.
— Aditya (@AdityaSingh751) September 15, 2023
No odi cricket experience for Tilak Verma even he selected instead Sanju samson in Asia Cup
Sanju samson better middle order wk batsman than tilak Verma, Sanju have good odi average 55, shame on bcci #AsianCup2023 #Sanjusamson #bcci#INDvBAN#TilakVerma pic.twitter.com/cWEVczlSiR
— hasmukh bhai (@HasmukhKatara5) September 15, 2023
Rohit sharma rest Virat Kohli forcefully for Potm : Gone for a Duck 🦆
Tilak Verma Replace Virat Kohli Play at Virat postion No 3 : Gone for 5 🔥
— ANSH. (@KohliPeak) September 15, 2023