The fans and experts have often donned the role of a think tank. They have a habit of creating hype around a player if he performs well during one tournament.

One such cricketer is Umran Malik. The 22-year-old from Jammu impressed everyone with his pace.

Umran had a fantastic IPL where he picked up 22 wickets. However, he had failed to create the same impact at the international level. He has bowled 9 overs in his early career, picked up 2 wickets, and leaked 112 runs. He has conceded more than 12 runs per over. Even when the Men in Blue have bowled tightly, he has been expensive.

However, several experts and fans have taken a u-turn after Umran’s mediocre bowling. They feel he needs to play more domestic cricket.

One of the experts to take a U-turn is Aakash Chopra. Former cricketer turned analyst who rooted for Umran’s selection in the national side has now stated that the player is not ready for international cricket and needs more time.

“No doubt, he has pace. But what I feel is that Umran Malik is not ready for international cricket as of now. It is very simple, he needs time. He hasn’t played a lot of cricket and so he is still raw,” he said.

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