Umran's father, Abdul Rashid, was a proud man.

Umran Malik was again at his best against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2022. The 22-year-old took three wickets while conceding 33 runs from his 4 overs.

He dismissed Ajinkya Rahane, Nitish Rana, and Shreyas Iyer to break KKR’s back in a few overs. The Jammu & Kashmir speedster has picked up 18 wickets in the 15th season of the tournament. Overall, he has 20 wickets to his name and has joined the list of Indian pacers with the most wickets in the first 15 IPL innings.

Most Wickets in the first 15 IPL innings (among Indian pacers)

26: Sandeep Sharma
25: Khaleel Ahmed
25: Sreenath Aravind
21: Lakshmipathy Balaji
20: Umran Malik*
20: Mohit Sharma

He already has a five-wicket haul in the ongoing season, which came against Gujarat Titans. The former cricketers are impressed with his wicket-taking ability, with many predicting a bright future for the young bowler. Even BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has heaped praise on Umran and hopes to see him in Indian colors.

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