Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sunrisers Hyderabad pace sensation Umran Malik has been the talking point of India’s 18-member squad for the approaching five-match T20I series at home against South Africa. The youngster has been compensated for his noteworthy display in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) with a first India call-up, a selection that was supported by most veteran cricketers.

Yet, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has given a colossal admonition to the team management and the captain after Umran’s selection.

The 22-year-old pacer from Jammu and Kashmir has overwhelmed IPL 2022 as he has amassed 22 wickets in 14 games at a strike rate of simply 13.57 and an economy rate of 9.03. What’s more, with his wicket-taking capacities comes his capacity to reliably hit the 150 kph speed mark.

Umran Malik
Umran Malik. Image: IPL/BCCI

Umran Malik Is A Special Talent: Virender Sehwag

Addressing Cricbuzz following the huge declaration by the BCCI on Sunday, Sehwag hailed Umran as “exceptional ability” and conceded that the youngster can arise to be a “resource” for the Indian side, however, proposed skipper KL Rahul utilize the bowler effectively during the series against South Africa.

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

“Umran Malik is a special talent because with the speed with which he bowls. Hence, he has to be used carefully by India and the India captain. Because he is a player, if used too much in the powerplay, may end up conceding a lot of runs. However, if he is used effectively, he can become an asset for the Indian team,” he said.

Managing The Workload Of Umran Malik Would Be Critical: Mohammad Azharuddin

Earlier, former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin also had communicated worry over Umran after backing the pacer to make the Test side too. He feels that his workload ought to be overseen appropriately, bombing which could bring about physical issues.

Umran Malik. Photo- IPL
Umran Malik. Photo- IPL
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“Umran Mailk deserves to be picked in test team. Managing his workload is critical, failing which he can succumb to injuries. Hope he is provided the support an express fast bowler needs. #UmranMalik #IPL2022,” he tweeted.

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