Umran Malik became the first player from the losing team to win the Man of the Match in IPL 2022. He took five wickets against Gujarat Titans, but Sunrisers Hyderbad ended up as the second-best team as GT won the game by 5 wickets. Rashid Khan and Rahul Tewatia blew away SRH’s chances and the nail-bitter for their team.
Gavaskar was impressed by Malik’s sensational bowling and selected him as the Man of the Match candidate. He and former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen want the 22-year-old to be a part of the Indian squad for the England tour. The Rohit Sharma-led team will play the remaining Test and white-ball matches in England.
India were leading 2-1 when the fifth Test was called off due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the Indian camp.