Umran Malik has become the hot sensation of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The 22-year-old pacer has beaten the best batters with his pace and variations. He has taken 10 wickets from seven games, and his father wants to see his son playing for the country. In his interview with TOI, he spoke about the role played by Abdul Samad and Irfan Pathan in his son’s career.
“My only dream now is to see my son Umran in an Indian team jersey. I want him to play in the World Cup someday. I am sure he will. He will make the entire country proud,” he said.
He thanked his Jammu & Kashmir teammate Abdul Samad and Irfan Pathan for their contributions.
“I am thankful to Abdul Samad, who took Umran to Irfan Pathan. Irfan, sir, has played a big role. He is the one who gave him wings. I remember Irfan sir’s words. He said Umran’s bowling action is similar to Waqar Younis & said he has a bright future.”
According to him, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni had told Umran that he is the future of Indian cricket.
“MS Dhoni & Virat Kohli are the legends of the game. Umran met both of them. They have told Umran that he is the future of Indian cricket. When Umran shared this with me, he was extremely happy. He was elated after listening to those words from biggies of the Indian cricket.”