Umran Malik has been a great addition to the pace battery of team India in the recent series. After a successful Indian T20 League 2022 with the Hyderabad franchise, Umran Malik became a sensation. His sheer pace has been the talk of the town since his debut in the international arena.
As of now, Umran Malik has played eight ODIs and T20Is so far for the Men in Blue. In those ODIs, he has taken 13 wickets at an economy of 6.45. In those T20Is, Umran has taken 11 wickets, at an economy of 10.48. So, fans have enjoyed the recent success of this young pacer in these two formats
Umran Malik took two wickets in the T20I series against New Zealand
Now, a user shared a statement by Sohail Khan over Umran Malik on Twitter that has now gone viral. However, fans remained confused as they failed to diagnose who this Sohail Khan is. However, he might be the cricketer who has played for the Men in Green. Sohail Khan said: “Umran Malik is a good bowler and I’ve seen him bowl. But we have 12-15 bowlers in Pakistan who play tape ball cricket and can bowl 155KPH.” Speaking of the career of Sohail Khan, he has played nine Tests where he has picked 27 wickets in 17 innings. Then, in 13 ODIs and 5 T20Is, Sohail Khan took 19 wickets and five wickets respectively.
Speaking about Umran Malik’s performance so far in 2023, he took seven wickets in the three-match T20I home series against Sri Lanka. Then, Umran Malik took five wickets in two ODIs against the Lankans at home. After that, he played only one ODI against the Kiwis where Umran took one wicket for 52 runs. In the recently concluded T20I series, Umran Malik took two wickets in two matches. The ODI skipper Rohit Sharma and T20I skipper Hardik Pandya used him as a wicket-taking option, especially in the middle overs. As of now, he has managed to deliver most of the time for them in recent matches.
Here is how fans have reacted to the comment by Sohail Khan on Twitter:
"Umran Malik is a good bowler and I've seen him bowl. But we have 12-15 bowlers in Pakistan who play tape ball cricket and can bowl 155KPH," Sohail Khan.
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) February 2, 2023
Sohail Khan kaun? Isn't he that kid who was bash by Kohli in WC and never played ever again 🤣🤣🤣
— Tom Gravestone (@Whygravestone) February 2, 2023
H kon ye Sohail Khan..ise pucho ki cricket sirf speed game hi h kya..there is no value of speed in cricket..150+ wale bowler vo nhi kr skte jo 135 vale kr skte h (australia me 2 bar test series jitna)
— Dr. jhatka (@MainpalVarma) February 2, 2023
I think he missed saying " but those bowlers do not have the temperament for International level matches, so get dropped after 1-2 matches"
— RahlS_2017 (@RSu27738855) February 2, 2023
— Jagdish Paul ❤ (@liger______) February 2, 2023
Bhai ye Sohail khan kon hai,??
— Gourav kataria (@goru_kataria) February 2, 2023
Inke muh pe koi ban lgao bhai
— DR.CHIRAG DEVDA 🇮🇳 (@chirag_devda21) February 2, 2023
Shameless porkistan… Inse koi puchha 🤣🤣🤣
— Debasis MohapaTra (@ImDeb26) February 2, 2023
Kuch bhi bolo par fir bhi NZ ne tumhari Ghar par aake khol khol ke mari
— Parveen Kumar Sinhmar (@parveen439) February 2, 2023
Pa bhai tumhare bowler to 150+ dalte hnn 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/8iWw6LbYZX
— Rishabh (@Rishabh_00028) February 2, 2023