Thakur Tilak Varma has become a household name across the world for his exploits in the recently concluded U-19 World Cup. Belonging to a family of sportspersons, his father, Nagaraj, was a league cricketer who played for BHEL. His mother, Gayatri Devi, was a national level sprinter. His elder brother, Tarun, is a national-level badminton player.
His 90-run partnership with Yashasvi Jaiswal in the final of the U-19 World Cup was very crucial. Tilak, in spite of being hit on the knee, showed nerves of steel and stayed in the middle with Jaiswal.