IPL 2022: Umran Malik claims his first 5 wickets against the Gujarat Titans.© BCCI/IPL
Against the Gujarat Titans on Wednesday, Umran Malik put on a stunning solo performance, picking up all five SunRisers Hyderabad wickets in the match, but it wasn’t enough to stop Hardik Pandya’s side from recording another dramatic win to solidify their position at the top. from the table. It was Malik’s first five wickets in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and his display reinforced the call for him to quickly get into the national team, especially with the T20 World Cup set to take place in Australia later this year.
Among those affected by Malik’s actions were senior Congress chief and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram.
“Hurricane Umran Malik flew everything in its path. The speed and rapid aggression are a sight to behold. After today’s performance, there is no doubt that he is the IPL discovery of this edition,” he tweeted.
“BCCI should give him an exclusive coach and immediately appoint him into the national team,” he added.
BCCI should give him an exclusive coach and immediately appoint him to the national team
– P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) 27 April 2022
Earlier this season, when Malik’s four -wicket goal helped SRH beat the Punjab Kings, another Congress chief, Shashi Tharoor, also urged him to be included in the Indian squad.
“We need him in Indian colors as soon as possible. Incredible talent. Blood him before he’s tired! Take him to England for a greentop Test match. He and Bumrah bowling together will be awesome to Angrez!” he has tweeted.
We need it in Indian colors as soon as possible. Incredible talent. Her blood before she burned! Take him to England for a Test match at the top of the green. He and Bumrah playing bowling together will be awesome to Angrez! #UmranMalik https://t.co/T7yLb1JapM
– Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) 17 April 2022
Umran Malik has collected 15 wickets so far this season and is just behind Yuzvendra Chahal in the race for the Purple Hat – the award given to the top goal scorer of the season.
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