Umran Malik has been the best Indian fast bowler in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Malik has taken 22 wickets in the 15th season of the league.
He was rewarded with a maiden India call-up for the upcoming five-match T20I series against South Africa.
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has played a big role in Umran’s career. Irfan unearthed the 22-year-old pacer when he was associated with Jammu & Kashmir’s Ranji Trophy team.
The legendary player has always backed Umran to come good in the cash-rich league. He took to Twitter to express his happiness when the young bowler was named to the India squad.
“Congratulations to Umran Malik for getting selected to the Indian team. Huge moment for this young lad,” he wrote.
BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla congratulated Irfan Pathan for discovering the new sensation of Indian cricket.
“Congratulations to you also, @IrfanPathan because you discovered these talents while working in Jammu & Kashmir cricket association @BCCI,” he wrote.