BENGALURU, April 2 (Reuters) - Indian shares were muted at the open on Tuesday after hitting record highs in the previous session, as high-weightage financials took a breather after a three-session rally, while IT stocks dropped after U.S. data added to worries of a delay in rate cuts.

The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index was down 0.01% at 22,458.80, while the BSE Sensex added 0.01% to 74,022.30, as of 9:15 a.m. IST.

(Reporting by Bharath Rajeswaran and Kashish Tandon in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich and Sonia Cheema)