Srinagar: Australia great Brett Lee has termed India and J&K pace sensation Umran Malik as future Superstar.
The former Australia pacer also suggested Team India to fast track Umran Malik into World Test Championship squad in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah.
Umran Malik has stunned World of Cricket with his extreme. After taking 22 wickets in 14 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad , Umran Malik went on to debut for India in T20 and ODI cricket. He had already bowked fastest delivery in IPL History as well as fastest delivery in International cricket by a Indian pacer.
Lee, in reply to a query made by Hindustan Times on whether India should look to fast-track Umran into the Test set-up, agreed completely while being in full of praise for the youngster.
“Why not? He is good enough in my opinion. He has got good pace, got nice action and runs in well with a beautiful approach. So yes he can be injected,” he said on the sidelines of Legends League Cricket in Doha.
Lee later added saying, “He is a superstar in the making”.
About Jasprit Bumrah, Lee said “I wouldn’t say it makes it weak. I would definitely say that it leaves a whole in there. And I mean this as a compliment because he is that good. Bumrah has got a wonderful record. Unfortunately for him, he has had that worrying back issue for quite sometime now. The only advice I would say is that with his run up being so short, he has to find that pace and power out of his action where I think, maybe now in due course he might extend his run up to allow that pressure to be taken of his back”.
Bumrah has been out of action since September last year, following which he had missed the T20 World Cup, and it was recently reported that he underwent a surgery in New Zealand.