IPL 2022: Umran Malik has impressed with his fiery spells.© Instagram
Umran Malik has received immense praise from all corners of the globe since his lightning bolts began shattering the woodwork of even the best hitters in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. With a regular speed of 150 km/h, Umran Malik has made life difficult for batters to score against him. The pacesetter has gained a lot of fans and many think he has what it takes to represent the country one day. This also applies to Umran’s father Abdul Rashid. Speaking to TOI, Rashid spoke candidly about his son’s ambitions in sports and what he thinks he can achieve.
In an interesting anecdote, Rashid also revealed an incident that had made Umran very happy.
It was the time when former Indian captains MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli lauded Umran Malik, declaring that the pacer could be the “future 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 them both. They 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 delighted after hearing those golden words from the two legends of the game,” said Rashid.
Umran Malik’s father added that one day he wants his son to represent India and play the World Cup.
“My only dream now is to see my son in an Indian team jersey. I want him to play in the World Cup one day. I am sure he will. He has reached this level and I am convinced that he will get there very soon. will make the whole country proud,” he added.
Not only Kohli and Dhoni, but also many other former Indian players were impressed by Umran’s ball skills.
Recently, Sunil Gavaskar also revealed how Umran had impressed him with his speed and accuracy.
“Umran Malik has been very, very impressive with his speed, but more than his speed, it’s his accuracy (that’s impressed). A lot of guys bowling at that speed tend to spray the ball around, but Umran bowls very few wide deliveries,” Gavaskar said on Cricket Live on Star Sports.
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