Ongoing season of Indian premier league (IPL) 2022 is taking place in Maharashtra. This year we have witnessed several young Indian talents showing their talent. They have impressed a lot of cricket experts and fans with their skills on display. Umran Malik is one of those talents which has caught the attention of so many cricket fans with his express pace.
In an interview with timesofindia.com, Umran Malik’s father expressed his happiness after his son is being applauded all around India. He is very proud of the love and fame Umran Malik is getting. Umran Malik’s father also said that Former Indian Captain MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have told Umran that he is going to be the future star of Indian cricket.
“Umran discussed some of those things with me. MS Dhoni is a legend of the game. Virat Kohli is also a great cricketer. Umran met both of them. They have told Umran that he is the future of Indian cricket. When Umran called me to share this with me, he was extremely happy. He was elated after listening to those golden words from the two legends of the game”, said the proud father of Umran Malik.
These words of legendary players have boosted the self confidence of Umran. Jammu Kashmir pacer Umran Malik was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of IPL 2022 auctions. Due to his ability to consistently bowl 145+ KPH bowls, he is a rare commodity in world cricket. He can easily trouble batsmen with his raw and sheer pace.
Really exciting to stand so close and watch Umran Malik- Dale Steyn
Legendary pacer Dale Steyn was in awe of the express pace of Umran Malik. Steyn was excited to see the progress of Umran Malik in the IPL. He claimed that Umran Malik is an exciting talent and will play international cricket for India very soon.
“Umran will play international cricket, no doubt about that. He bowls at 150kmph consistently, and nobody else is doing that in the world right now. From an Indian point of view, he is the only guy that consistently bowls over 145-150kmph every single ball, so he will play for India. But how India manages him is completely up to them,” Steyn said on Sportstar
Written by Harsh Gupta