Young Indian batsman Tilak Varma recently posted a video of his intense gym workout in preparation for the upcoming T20I series against Afghanistan. Having debuted in the white-ball formats last year after impressive performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and domestic cricket, Tilak is committed to training and getting fitter in 2024. He captioned the gym session with, ‘Sticking to my New Year’s resolution. No better way to start 2024.’
Veteran Indian batsman Suryakumar Yadav and all-rounder Axar Patel teased Tilak about the video. Suryakumar humorously commented, “Kaun batata hai teko ye sab nakli captions (Who gives you these fake captions),” while Axar Patel added, ‘Caption k sath sath video b nakli hai ye training to usne 30 dec ko ki thi (Apart from the caption, the video is also fake as he recorded it on December 30).’
Tilak participated in both the ODI and T20I series against South Africa, while Suryakumar missed the 50-over leg due to an injury. Axar Patel played in the ODI series, which India won 2-1 under the captaincy of KL Rahul.
Suryakumar Yadav suffered an ankle injury during the recent T20Is against South Africa, and there are suspicions of a tear that could take six weeks to heal. As a result, he is expected to miss the upcoming three-match T20I series against Afghanistan starting January 11. Recently, Suryakumar’s wife, Devisha Shetty, shared pictures on her social media, providing fans with a glimpse of Surya wearing a pneumatic walker boot.