Malik delivered a maiden 20th over and struck thrice as he removed Odean Smith, Rahul Chahar and Vaibhav Arora to restrict PBKS to 151 all out and end with figures of 4/28.
Taking to Twitter, Tharoor wrote, “We need him in India colours asap. What a phenomenal talent. Blood him before he burns out! Take him to England for the Test match greentop. He and Bumrah bowling in tandem will terrify the Angrez! #UmranMalik.”
We need him in India colours asap. What a phenomenal talent. Blood him before he burns out! Take him to England for… https://t.co/paOgX7zxNs
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) 1650198206000
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president KT Rama Rao also praised Umran for his ‘unbelievable’ spell.
“What an unbelievable spell full of raw pace #UmranMalik Take a bow young man. By far probably the best ever over in IPL,” tweeted KT Rama Rao.
What an unbelievable spell full of raw pace #UmranMalik 🔥👏Take a bow young man 👍 By far probably the best ever ov… https://t.co/c6tMyHE4bF
— KTR (@KTRTRS) 1650206619000
Umran has been in a blistering form in IPL 2022. The young uncapped pacer from Jammu and Kashmir has scalped a total of nine wickets so far in six matches.
Earlier, during the match against Gujarat Titans, Umran bowled the fastest delivery of IPL 2022 so far clocking 153.3 kmph. In IPL 2021, in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Malik had bowled the fastest ball of the season clocking 152.95 kmph.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan had earlier praised Umran and said that the pacer will play for India soon.
“Umran Malik will play for India very soon….. If I was the @BCCI I would be sending him to play some County cricket this summer to help him develop first though,” Michael Vaughan had tweeted.
Umran Malik will play for India very soon … If I was the @BCCI I would be sending him to play some County cricket t… https://t.co/MuUhBCv1HF
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) 1649693940000
Coming to Sunday’s match against PBKS, Umran and Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s efforts with the ball were well backed by the batters as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Punjab Kings by seven wickets at the DY Patil Stadium.
This is the fourth win for Sunrisers Hyderabad in this IPL season, which took them to the fourth spot while for Punjab Kings, this was their third loss in six games.