Umran Malik has amassed 22 wickets in 14 games for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL), but it is his ability to consistently throw at 95mph that has captured everyone’s imagination with requests for his immediate selection. in first-rate cricket.
Aside from its searing pace, Malik’s bowling action has been likened to Pakistan’s great Waqar Younis. Former Australian sprinter Brett Lee said Malik reminds him of the legendary Waqar Younis.
At the Indian Express Idea Exchange, Malik said he never followed Waqar unconsciously.
“I didn’t follow Waqar Younis. I have a natural action. My idols include (Jasprit) Bumrah, (Mohammed) Shami and Bhuvneshwar (Kumar) bhai. I followed them when I played as I climbed the charts, ”Malik said.
Former players and experts spoke in unison about Umran’s selection for the national team. With all that hype around him, 22-year-old Jammu speedster managed to keep his cool inside and not get carried away.
“It makes no sense to get carried away. If it is meant to happen, it will happen to Inshallah. I want to do my best for my country. I have a chance in these five games (T20I) (against South Africa). My goal will be to win all five games, do well and win those games for India alone, “Malik said.
Malik on life after IPL: “Firstly, I am really grateful for all the love and respect I have received from all over India. Relatives and other people keep coming home, it is very nice. I have been a bit busy after IPL, but I didn’t lose training and practice. “