The fiery Indian fast bowler, Umran Malik received a warm welcome after visiting his hometown Gujjar Nagar in Jammu recently. A felicitation ceremony took place at Mohalla Welfare Committee, Gujjar Nagar to honor the speedster for his selection to the Indian team. Apart from Umran, the event was also attended by his father Abdul Rashid Malik, local SP City, and several other dignitaries.
In a video being widely shared on social media, Umran Malik received a loud cheer from the people of his hometown as soon as he got out of his car. The teens and locals of the area surrounded Umran to take a selfie with the fiery fast bowler. He was also presented with a memento by the organizing committee.
In a video going viral on social media, Umran’s father, Abdul Rashid Malik said, “Not only Gujjar Nagar or Jammu and Kashmir, but my son is also receiving a lot of love from all around the country. We just want him to do his best.”
#JammuExpress Umran Malik receives felicitation from Mohalla Welfare Committee, Gujjar Nagar
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Locals thanked SP City for honoring him on the occasion and wished the pacer breaks Shoaib Akhtar’s record to make India proud. After performing well in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Umran Malik has also been named in the Indian squad to play a five-match T20I series against South Africa in June.
Talking about the performance of Umran Malike in IPL 2022, the express fast bowler scalped a total of 22 wickets in just 14 games for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The pacer took the wickets at a strike rate of 13.40 but was a touch expensive, giving runs at an economy of 9.03.
Talking about his overall numbers in the IPL, Umran Malik has played a total of 17 matches and scalped 24 wickets with his best figures being 5/25 against the new entrants Gujarat Titans (GT) in IPL 2022. As mentioned above, the Men in Blue will take on South Africa in a five-match T20I series, with the first match to be played in New Delhi on June 9.