One of the few young fast bowlers that caught everyone’s attention with his performance in the IPL 2022 is Umran Malik. The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer consistently bowled over 150 kmph and produced several match-winning spells in the ongoing IPL.
Thanks to his exploits, Umran on Sunday (May 22) earned his maiden India call-up for the five-match T20I series against South Africa, beginning June 9.
Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, as well as political parties and politicians from across the region, congratulated the local lad on his national selection.
“Heartiest congratulations to Umran Malik for selection in Team India for T20 Series against South Africa. It is a proud moment for Jammu Kashmir. Well done & best wishes,” tweeted the lieutenant governor.
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The former Chief Minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah also took to Twitter to congratulate the 22-year-old, saying that he would be watching the series closely.
“Well done Umran Malik. We will be watching the forthcoming T20 series against the Proteas very keenly,” he said in a tweet.
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The PDP said Umran is an inspiration for a generation of youngsters in J&K
“Congratulations to Umran Malik on being named in India’s 18-member T20Is squad. Umran has trailblazed his way all the way to the top despite so many odds. He is an inspiration for a generation of youngsters in J&K”, the party said on its official Twitter handle.
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“The day has come. Umran Malik makes it to the Indian cricket team. Very few from J and K have made it to the squad. Congratulations. Best wishes,” Peoples Conference chairman Sajad Lone said.
The young lad from Jammu and Kashmir, while playing for SRH, collected 22 wickets from 14 matches and finished the league stage as the tournament’s 4th highest wicket-taker.