Tilak Verma Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Namburi Thakur Tilak Verma is an Indian cricketer who played for the Indian cricket team in the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. In February 2022, Tilak was bought by Mumbai-based franchise cricket team Mumbai Indians in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament.


Tilak Verma was born on Friday, 8 November 2002 (age 21 years; as in 2023) in Hyderabad, Telangana. Their zodiac sign is Scorpio. She did her schooling from Crescent Model English School, Riyasthanagat, Hyderabad. He was inclined towards sports since childhood. At the age of 10, he joined Leegala Sports Academy, Telangana to receive training in cricket. Tilak took training from cricket coach Salam Bayash.

Tilak Verma with his cricket coach Salam Byash

Tilak Verma with his cricket coach Salam Byash

When Tilak’s father was unable to continue his son’s cricket coaching, his (Tilak’s) coach took care of all his expenses and ensured that he was provided with everything he required during training.

Tilak Verma during his training session

Tilak Verma during his training session

Physical Appearance

Height (Approx): 5′ 11″

Weight (Approx): 70 Kgs

Hair Color: Black

Eye colour: brown

Body Measurements (Approx): Chest 40″, Waist 32″, Biceps 12″

Tilak Verma


parents and siblings

Tilak Varma’s father, Namboori Nagaraju, works as an electrician in Hyderabad. His mother’s name is Gayatri. He has an elder brother.

Tilak Verma with his parents

Tilak Verma with his parents



On 30 December 2018, Tilak made his first-class debut for Hyderabad (against Andhra) in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy. He played for Hyderabad team in the tournament. Subsequently, he made his Twenty20 debut for Hyderabad in the 2018–19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on 28 February 2019. He scored 215 runs in seven innings in the tournament at a strike rate of 147.26.

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Tilak Verma during his practice session

Tilak Verma during his practice session

The same year, on 28 September, Tilak made his List A debut for Hyderabad in the 2019–20 Vijay Hazare Trophy, and scored 180 runs in five matches. He also took four wickets in the tournament.

In December 2019, he was selected for the Indian under-19 cricket team for the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. However, he failed to make an impact. Tilak played six matches in the competition and scored only 86 runs. He played his first international (under-19) match on 19 January 2020 against Sri Lanka at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Tilak Verma playing for India during the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup

Tilak Verma playing for India during the 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup


In February 2022, Mumbai Indians bought Verma for Rs. 1.9 crore during the 2022 Indian Premier League auction. Although the team lost its first two games, Tilak impressed everyone with his performance during the games. In the second match of the league, Tilak scored 61 runs in 33 balls against Rajasthan Royals at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.

Tilak Verma plays for Mumbai Indians

Tilak Verma plays for Mumbai Indians



On 3 August 2023, he made his T20I debut against West Indies at the Brian Lara Stadium.


On 15 September 2023, he married R. of Colombo. Made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in the final Super Force match of Asia Cup 2023 at the Premadasa Stadium.


Facts/General Knowledge

  • He is a batting all-rounder who mostly plays in the middle order.
  • He likes to play cover drives and straight drive shots.
  • Tilak’s batting style is left-handed batting, and his bowling style is right-handed off-break.
  • He is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog named Trigger.
    Tilak Verma with his pet dog

    Tilak Verma with his pet dog

  • He is an ardent follower of Lord Ganesha.
    Tilak Verma with the idol of Lord Ganesha

    Tilak Verma with the idol of Lord Ganesha

  • His jersey number is 9 (for the Under-19 Indian team as well as the Mumbai Indians IPL team).
  • In April 2022, he became the youngest cricketer to score a half-century for Mumbai Indians (age 19 years and 145 days).
  • During an interview, Tilak recalled his childhood days when he had to wait even for basic things. He said,

    My father never says no to anything. He used to say that it would happen, but due to lack of money he was not able to buy many things. I broke my bat once. So he said he would buy a new one, but couldn’t buy it for a long time. Then I continued playing with the same broken bat. I scored the most runs in under-16 cricket with a broken bat. When my coach saw this, he bought me everything I needed. Whatever I am today is because of my coach Salam sir.”

  • During the 2022 Indian Premier League auction, Tilak was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 1.9 crores. He earned 8.5 times more than his base price, as his bidding started at Rs. 2 million. In an interview, when Verma was asked about the reaction of his parents and coaches when they heard about his IPL bid, he said,

    The day the IPL auction was going on, I was on a video call with my coach. As the bids kept increasing, my coach’s eyes began to tear up. After I was picked up, I called my parents. He also started crying on the call. My mother was struggling to get the words out. Papa was not able to talk at all. I said that I have been selected for Mumbai Indians. I too didn’t know what to say! Then I said that I am disconnecting the call. It was the most emotional moment of my life.”

  • In an interview, Verma expressed his desire to buy a house for his parents. He said,

    Growing up, we faced a lot of financial difficulties. My father, with his meager salary, had to take care of my cricket expenses as well as my elder brother’s education. Over the years, with some sponsorships and match fees, I was able to take care of my cricket expenses. We don’t have any house yet. So with whatever I have earned in this IPL, my only goal is to build a house for my parents. This money from IPL gives me the facility to play freely throughout my career.

  • During an interview, Tilak’s father talked about the difficult times that Tilak and his family had to face during the training period. He said,

    There were tough times, but many people helped us, like his coach Salam Bayash sir. When he was an under-14 player, he used to practice and play matches in Uppal [Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium], We had to wake up at 4 a.m. to reach the ground, which is 30 km from our home. I had to leave her and go to my work and also pick her up in the evening. Those five years were difficult, but the efforts were successful.”

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