Dangerous fast bowler Umran Malik, who is bowling at a speed of 150 km per hour, is playing in the series against Sri Lanka. In this bowler, Bhishma Pitamah Sunil Gavaskar of the cricket world saw one of the best bowlers of Team India in the future. He also praised Malik. Australia’s dangerous former fast bowlers Brett Lee and Dale Steyn also recognized and praised his ability. Former Pakistan captain and deadly fast bowler Wasim Akram had expressed surprise over Umran Malik not being included in Team India for the ICC T20 World Cup, 2022. Malik has given a statement regarding his praise.
Significantly, Sunil Gavaskar had said in one of his statements regarding Umran Malik, “The last time I was excited to see a player, it was Sachin Tendulkar. After him, now Umran has thrilled me. I think he should play.”
Remind you that Gavaskar had said this in June last year during the India vs South Africa T20I Series, 2022. On this statement, Umran Malik while addressing Sunil Gavaskar in a conversation with a news agency said, “Thank you very much sir. If, they feel thrilled to see me, I thank them. Obviously I like it if someone says something nice about me, but a compliment from a great man like Gavaskar means a lot to me.
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On a question about playing for the Indian team, Umran Malik said, “I will be called for any format, I want to play that. Then whether it is Ranji Trophy or any other. Even when I am not with the national team, wherever I get to play, I will play. I am ready to play in all formats. Every cricketer dreams of wearing a test jersey. And, I hope that whenever I get the opportunity, I will try to do my best.”