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Umran Malik’s journey begins on the velocity of his thunderbolt

Hyderabad: Umran Malik’s cricketing journey has began on the velocity of his thunderbolt. The 21-year-Jammu speedster was employed by the Sunrisers as a web bowler however T. Natarajan was dominated out Covid-19. It paved the way in which for his entry into the IPL squad.  

At 150 kph deliveries he proved to be the quickest bowler within the 2021 IPL season and although his Sunrisers group couldn’t advance, the Indian cricket board has drafted him into the World Cup squad as a web bowler.   

 

“Just two days ago Umran was scheduled to return home from the UAE, where Sunrisers Hyderabad finished all its group matches and on the same night we got a call from him, conveying good news that he has been retained”, his father Abdul Rasheed, who’s a fruit vendor in Jammu stated completely over the phone. 

At an early age, he began taking part in cricket with the ball. He has an enormous identify in tennis ball cricket in Jammu. He was unaware {of professional} cricket until 2018 when he gave trials for U-19 and he received chosen after that he performed beneath -19 days after which he performed few matches of U-23 and after that in 2021 he made his debut in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy and he additionally performed one match of Vijay Hazare trophy. 

 

“In his early days he was not serious about playing professional cricket with a hard ball. He used to skip his hard ball practice to play tennis cricket but his coach Mr Randheer Singh Manhas (Rajan Sir) advised him one day and told him that you’re going to be a big name in cricket if you just focus on hard ball cricket. You will get adjusted to it if you take this game seriously”. 

“When Irfan Pathan came as a mentor for J&K, he gave him some important tips. He made his action look better and after that he became more serious. When Abdul Samad joined the IPL team he got many useful tips from him also, so it’s all in front of you what he is doing today”

 

“Second leg of the IPL in the UAE brought luck. On his debut, he bowled the fastest ball by an Indian. He made his debut against KKR where he showed his commitment”, father provides. 

Disclosing the explanation for with the ability to bowl at this velocity, one of many two sisters, Shehzad says, “He is very cautious about his diet. Our mother Seema Begum (housewife) takes care of his food habits. Umran does not eat sweets”.  

“My only brother is fond of singing Punjabi songs”, she provides.

“He also prefers to go on a long drive in our I-20 car which he bought sometime back”.  

 

“We are a middle-class family and don’t prefer to live in the limelight”, Shehzad, who’s a instructor within the personal faculty in Jammu concluded.

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