Umran Malik, the pace sensation from Jammu and Kashmir has become everyones favourite courtesy his incredible performance in the Indian Premier League 2022.
Rohit Sharma, the Indian Cricket Team Captain is the latest to join the list of players who heaped praises on the emerging speedster.
Rohit addressed a press conference on Wednesday and he spoke on a variety of topics, and talked about the “Exciting Prospect” Umran Malik.
Rohit Sharma had missed the rescheduled fifth Test against England after testing positive for COVID-19, but he has now recovered and hence would be leading the side in the first T20I of the three-match series on Thursday in Southampton.
Talking about pacer Umran Malik, Rohit said: “He is very much in our plans, it is just trying to give him that understanding as to what the team requires from him as well. Yes, there will be times where we want to try out a few guys and Umran is definitely one of those guys, keeping one eye on the World Cup, we want to see what he has to offer for us.” He said.
The Indian Skipper also talked about Umran’s fantastic season in the IPL and shared light on his future in the Indian Cricket Team.
” He is definitely an exciting prospect, there is no doubt about it. We all saw during the IPL, he can bowl fast. It is about giving him that role, whether we want to give him the new ball or we want to use him at the backend, when you play for franchises, the role is different as compared to when you play for the national team. It is just about understanding how you can fit in those individuals and give them clarity.” He further added.
Umran is currently with the Indian Cricket Team in London as he was announced in the T20I squad for the series against England starting from Thursday.