Umran Malik, the pacer of Sunrisers Hyderabad impressed everyone with his raw pace. The young lad from Jammu and Kashmir bowled exceptionally on his IPL debut and stunned everyone. He even bowled the fastest delivery of this year’s IPL (152.95 kmph).
The 21-year old was not a part of the squad but replaced T Natarajan, who tested positive for COVID-19.
His father, Abdul Malik, was left overwhelmed. In a conversation with Sports Tak, he revealed how Umran was interested in cricket since childhood. He also revealed meeting Virat Kohli was a dream come true for his son.
“It was Umran’s dream to meet Virat Kohli. It came true after the (RCB vs SRH) match. Whatever he asks from God, he gets it,” said Abdul.
Virat Kohli praised the young bowler and said it’s necessary to keep track of players like Umran.
“This tournament throws up talent every year, good to see a guy bowling at 150 clicks. It is important to understand the progress of individuals from hereon. The pool of fast bowlers being strong is always a good sign for Indian cricket and whenever you see talent like this, you are going to have your eyes on them and make sure you maximise their potential which is already being seen at the IPL level,” Kohli had said.