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IPL 2023: After suffering two disappointing losses in their first two games of the season, Mumbai Indians finally had a win under their belt in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. The Rohit Sharma-led side pounded the Delhi Capitals in a nail-bitter and won the game by the margin of 6 wickets. It’s fair to say that they looked in complete control with both bat and ball and outclassed the opposition to stage a dominant comeback. 

IPL 2023: Tilak Varma completes his childhood dream as Mumbai Indians register their first win of the season

Tilak Varma
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One of the main reasons behind their win was the strong batting display of skipper Rohit Sharma and Tilak Varma. After Mumbai Indians bundled out Delhi Capitals for just 172 runs, the five-time champions then came out all guns blazing and batted staggeringly well. 

MI came out all guns blazing and stitched 71 runs for the opening partnership before Ishan Kishan was run out for 31 runs. Tilak Varma was then promoted to No.3 and he batted with extreme class and made many stand and applaud him for his inning. 

Varma and skipper Rohit took the game away from Delhi Capitals with their resounding partnership. The duo stitched a 61-run partnership for the team and oozed their class. While the skipper scored 41 runs in 29 balls with the help of 1 four and 4 sixes, the right-hander smashed 65 runs in 45 balls with 6 fours and 4 sixes. 

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Tilak Varma after the game revealed his childhood dreams to bat with Rohit Sharma and he accomplished it in the game against Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. 

He said: “It was my childhood dream to bat with Rohit Sharma. I got that opportunity yesterday and feels really good”.

IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians to face Kolkata Knight Riders in their next game 

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After a resounding win against Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians will next lock horns against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at their home ground in Wankhede Stadium. The two teams will cross swords with each other on Sunday (16th April). The duo of Rohit Sharma and Tilak Varma will be extremely crucial for MI going ahead into the tournament. 

Here’s Mumbai Indians squad for the IPL 16 

Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Arshad Khan, Tim David, Tristan Stubbs, Hrithik Shokeen, Piyush Chawla, Jason Behrendorff, Kumar Kartikeya, Jofra Archer, Sandeep Warrier, Vishnu Vinod, Riley Meredith, Ramandeep Singh, Shams Mulani, Arjun Tendulkar, Nehal Wadhera, Akash Madhwal, Duan Jansen, Dewald Brevis, Raghav Goyal

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