Umran Malik finally got the chance to represent Team India in the T20I series against South Africa. Umran Malik, the Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer, has created a big hit of a score in the IPL, where he picked up 22 wickets in 14 matches. He also became famous for his quick bowling delivery in the IPL 2022 matches. After the completion of the IPL, Umran Malik received a call from the selectors of the Indian squad and asked him to perform for the Indian team in the T20I series against South Africa, which will start on June 9th at Delhi Location. He was named in the 18-member squad for the upcoming five-match series against South Africa.
Umran Malik felt happy and glad that he had met his mentor, Irfan Pathan. Irfan Pathan has shared some of the picks on Twitter with a caption of ‘Tiny Celebration’ with the hashtag debut and the photographs in which Umran Malik is seen feeding cake to Irfan Pathan and Sunrises Hyderabad teammate Abdul Samad go viral among fans and they congratulate Umran Malik.
Irfan Pathan was the ex-mentor of the Jammu and Kashmir side and during that time, Irfan met Umran Malik and trained him. Umran Malik has also shared his short story that he was unable to bowl in an appropriate manner and he said that he used to jump high and bowl, which was not that productive to pick any wickets, but after meeting mentor Irfan Pathan, things changed for Umran Malik, whose results everyone has seen in the IPL 2022 recent matches. Umran Malik revealed in an interview with NDTV that Irfan Pathan has helped him a lot in cricket.