Umran Malik is one of the most applauded players in the 15th season of the Indian Premier League. The Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer has got applause for the fastest balls. The Jammu and Kashmir batsman also holds the record for the second-best fast bowler in the IPL with a speed of 157. It is a rare talent for an Indian player to bowl so fast.
Therefore, Umran has the potential to benefit India. Umran has also been included in India’s squad for the South African series. This season, the Jammu and Kashmir pacer has taken 22 wickets in 14 matches. The 22-year-old has returned home after missing the Sunrisers Hyderabad play-offs. Now Umran has received a royal welcome in his hometown. Umran has been given a great reception, including his father and the locals.
He also gifted a car to his father. Abdul Rashid, Umran’s father, told the national media that he was very happy with his son’s achievements. ‘It was learned over the phone that Umran was included in the Indian team. When everyone knew this, many people came to praise me. What more could a cricketer want than to play for the country. I am proud to see the country praising Umran’s ability, “said Umran’s father.
His father also said what his son gave him as a gift when he was rewarded in the IPL. ‘He gifted me a car when I got paid in the IPL. He has never been outspoken about his problems. His wife was more supportive of him than I was, ‘he added.
If Umran gets a chance and shines in the T20 series against South Africa, Umran will also feature in India’s T20 World Cup plans. Umran is already part of India’s World Cup plans. But the performance in international cricket remains to be seen. Umran’s performance in the South African series will be crucial for his career.