Following the culmination of the fifth and concluding T20I encounter between India and Australia on Sunday, December 3 at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, young Indian batter Tilak Varma shared a heartening moment with Australian all-rounder Tim David on social media.
Cricketing camaraderie: Tilak Varma and Tim David’s heartwarming jersey exchange
Both players, representing the Mumbai Indians (MI) franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL), exchanged their national jerseys, accompanied by a special message imprinted on each jersey. The 21-year-old Indian batter showcased this camaraderie on his Instagram, highlighting the bond they share despite the on-field competition and captioned the post “Exchanges love and jerseys @timdavid8,”
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Varma and David’s impact in the T20I series
Varma, featuring in three games, contributed a total of 50 runs for the Men in Blue, while David appeared in all five matches, amassing 92 runs. The T20I series saw India initially winning the first two games, followed by a comeback from Australia in the third T20I. However, India clinched victory in the last two games, securing the series 4-1 and concluding on a triumphant note.
India’s series triumph: High note in Bengaluru
In the last T20I held in Bengaluru, India managed to scored 160 runs, with Shreyas Iyer contributing a valuable 53 and Axar Patel delivering an impressive 31. Despite Ben McDermott‘s 54 for his side, Mukesh Kumar‘s figures of 3/32 combined with impactful performances from Ravi Bishnoi and Arshdeep Singh, limited the visitors to 154/8 in 20 overs. The Men in Blue secured a 6-run victory, clinching the series with a 4-1 win.