On Sunday night, the BCCI released an 18-man team for the five-match home series against South Africa, with one pick grabbing the most attention. Umran Malik was selected for his first India call-up. Following his excellent performance in the current 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL), the 22-year-old star has been the centre of attention, and seasoned cricketers have all endorsed him for a berth in the Indian side. Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president, reserved the highest admiration for the kid in response to the great news.

Umran Malik of the Sunrisers Hyderabad has been one of the cash-rich league’s best discoveries in the 15th season. He has impressed the selectors with both his raw speed (consistently above 150 kph) and his wicket-taking ability. He has 22 wickets for SRH in 14 games this season, with a strike rate of only 13.57 and an economy rate of 9.03. The former India captain heaped accolades on Umran on the sidelines of a promotional event on Tuesday.

“His destiny is in his control.” “I’m confident he’ll be around for a long time if he keeps healthy and bowls at this rate,” he remarked.

Ganguly also listed three additional hitters and four bowlers from the IPL 2022 who have impressed him the most.

“Many have performed well in this IPL. Tilak (Varma) has performed well for MI. Sunrisers’ Rahul (Tripathi) and GT’s Tewatia. “We’ve seen several young fast bowlers emerge, such as Malik, Mohsin Khan, Arshdeep Singh, and Avesh Khan… He went on to say, “It’s a location where talent is exposed.”