Explosive Umran Malik put on a stunning solo display, taking up all the five wickets SunRisers Hyderabad got in the match. It was Malik's first five-wicket haul in the Indian Premier League (IPL), and his display further amplified calls for him to be fast-tracked into the national team, especially with a T20 World Cup coming up in Australia later this year.
"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.
Earlier this season, when Malik's four-wicket haul helped SRH beat Punjab Kings, another Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor, had also called for him to be inducted into the Indian squad.
The Umran Malik hurricane is blowing away everything in its way— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) April 27, 2022
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
"We need him in India colours asap. What a phenomenal talent. Blood him before he burns out! Take him to England for the Test match greentop. He and Bumrah bowling in tandem will terrify the Angrez!" he had tweeted.
Umran Malik has picked up 15 wickets so far this season and is only behind Yuzvendra Chahal in the race for the Purple Cap.