Friday, December 9, 2022



‘I’m sure he will be around for a long time’: Sourav Ganguly’s big praise for Umran Malik after India selection



Key Highlights

  • The BCCI’s higher in chief Saurav Ganguly has high praises for the young fast pacing lad Umran Malik.
  • The 22-year-old pacer grabbed all eyes towards him in the IPL by not only bowling at a pace of 150 plus but also by taking 22 wickets
  • Saurav Ganguly says, he’ll be around for a long time

The young Indian pacer from Jammu, Umran Malik has finally made his place in the national team will be part of the 18-squad member of the five match home series against South Africa from June 9th onwards.


The pacer grabbed a good number of eyeballs from some of the veterans in the industry which included the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, Brian Lara, and now former Indian captain and BCCI chief Saurav Ganguly.

Saurav Ganguly showering high praises on the pacer said,

“His future is in hands. If he stays fit and bowls at this pace, I’m sure he will be around for a long time,”

The pacer highly praised pacer by a bunch of veterans so far has helped him in registering his name in the 18-squad member against the South Africans.

Why Umran?

Umran Malik, the young lad from the beautiful valleys of Jammu, while being part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team, not only has the ability to clock at the speed of 150 plus consistently but also has the right length and line which helped him grab 22 wickets in the ongoing TATA IPL.The pacer has the best economy rate of 9.03 with a strike rate of 13.57.

However, the Sunrisers have ended their campaign but the pacer hasn’t. Umran, according to Sunil Gavaskar is a gem, and suggested other team players to,

‘Don’t give him a sight of your stumps. Cover all three stumps so that when he runs in to bowl, he has got to see where is the off stump, where is the leg stump,”

This all he spoke while speaking to Star sports but was a hilarious one.

Once after the T20 series finishes, the team thereafter will follow a two-match contest (Warmup) against the Irish team, while another three-match series against England which is a rescheduled one from last year.

Not only Umran, but also many other Indian players have gone noticed during the IPL, and includes the names of Rahul Tewatia, Tilak Varma, Rahul Tripathi, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, and Mohsin Khan to name a few.

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