P Chidambaram (Image Credits: Twitter)
P Chidambaram (Image Credits: Twitter)

Against Gujarat Titans on Wednesday, Umran Malik put on an astonishing individual performance, getting every one of the five wickets SunRisers Hyderabad got in the match, yet it was not to the point of preventing Hardik Pandya’s team from enrolling one more sensational win to solidify their position on top of the table.

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It was Malik’s maiden five-wicket haul in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and his showcase further intensified calls for him to be promoted into the national squad, particularly with a T20 World Cup coming up in Australia in the not so distant future.

SRH's Umran Malik- Photo- BCCI
SRH’s Umran Malik- Photo- BCCI

P Chidambaram Impressed By Umran Malik

Among the people who were taken in by Malik’s crude speed were senior Congress pioneer and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

Umran Malik (Image Credits: IPL)
Umran Malik (Image Credits: IPL)

“The Umran Malik hurricane is blowing away everything in its way. The sheer pace and aggression is a sight to behold. After today’s performance there can be no doubt that he is the find of this edition of IPL,” he tweeted.

“The BCCI should give him an exclusive coach and quickly induct him into the national team,” he added.

Shashi Tharoor Wants Umran Malik And Jasprit Bumrah Bowling Together For India

Recently, when Malik’s four-wicket pull assisted SRH in beating Punjab Kings, one more Congress pioneer, Shashi Tharoor, had likewise called for him to be accepted into the Indian team.

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Shashi Tharoor[photo: Twitter]
“We need him in India colors asap. What a phenomenal talent. Blood him before he burns out! Take him to England for the Test match green-top. He and Bumrah bowling in tandem will terrify the Angrez!” he had tweeted.

Umran Malik has gotten 15 wickets up until this point this season and is just behind Yuzvendra Chahal in the race for the Purple Cap. SRH will play their next game against CSK on 1st May.

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