Young pace bowling sensation from J&K Umran Malik has stunned the cricketing fraternity with his amazing bowling skills and sheer pace. He impressed the Indian selectors with his stellar performances in the 2022 edition of the Indian T20 League. On the back of his outings in the cash-rich Indian T20 League, the 23-year-old got his maiden call-up for the national side of India for the T20I series earlier this year in the month of June.
Umran has caught the eyeballs of the former greats of the game alongside cricket fans and experts. Former legendary Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar is one of the big admirers of Umran. Following the conclusion of the 15th edition of the Indian T20 League, the 73-year-old predicted that the J&K prodigy would get a call for the national side of India.
But recently, the 1983 World Cup winner batter took the extra mile ahead and said that Umran has excited him the most after the former legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar.
“One player I am most excited to see playing for India after Sachin Tendulkar is Umran Malik,” said Gavaskar during the pre-match show on Sony Liv.
Although this comment from Sunil Gavaskar gave a chance to the fans to troll the batting great. They came up with multiple reactions on the social media platform, Twitter.
Here’s how fans reacted to Gavaskar’s analysis of Umran Malik:
Bhang pi li kya
— DKAY GURJAR (@khatana_deshraj) December 9, 2022
Not a mature statement from a legendary cricketer.
— FAZAL ABBAS (@fazal_14) December 9, 2022
Ye to bohot jyada ho gya
— Rohit.Bishnoi (@The_kafir_boy_2) December 9, 2022
He will be the first one to criticize Umran when he doesn't do well and say let's bench him. 😂😂
— Niraj Jain (@MaiNirajHoon) December 9, 2022
ye ziada nahi hogaya?
— Umar Iqbal ® (@MrUmarIqbal) December 9, 2022
How to tell I watched cricket after 30 yrs without actually telling it
— … (@reverse_scoop17) December 9, 2022
Hahaha, Bhawnao me beh jate h Sunny Paaji
— Rohit Yadav (@rohityadav1098) December 9, 2022
Virat KO dekhna exciting nhi tha wah gavaskar g wah.
— A M A R (@amar45PALTAN) December 9, 2022
— China Man(Netherland Fan🇳🇱) (@jene_nhi_doonga) December 9, 2022
Currently, Umran is in action with the Indian team during the ongoing three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. He got a chance to appear in the second of the three-match ODI series against the hosts. In this match, Umran scalped two wickets in his quota of 10 overs with two maiden overs to his name.
Now, he might be there in action on the field in the third and last ODI of the series against Litton Das & co.
Notably, India has already lost the series by a margin of 0- with a defeat of 5 runs in the second match of the series.