Last updated: Dec 1, 2022 at 20:07 IST
maven India Bowler Ashish Nohra spoke about the young pace-sensing Imran Malik and suggested that the youngster does not limit himself to the shortest form of the game as he wants to excel in the longer formats as well. Imran put in a stunning display with the ball in IPL 2022 while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Jammu and Kashmir shutter grabbed the limelight recording 145 kmph at regular intervals. He took 22 wickets in 14 matches and also won the player of the year award.
Imran recently impressed many former cricketers and fans with his fast pace in the ODI series against New Zealand. He claimed two wickets on his ODI debut, but did not get a chance to bowl in the second match, which was canceled due to rain. He was also part of India’s XI in the series as he picked a wicket but rain did not allow him to complete his quota of overs.
Nahra revealed that he watched Imran hit 20 overs with the same fast face as he wanted to make a name for himself in all three formats and didn’t want to limit himself to just T20Is.
“There is no doubt that he is one of the shining lights not only on this tour but any time he has played before. Everyone is excited about him and the main reason is his speed. I said he is not someone who is just looking for 4 big overs. He started his career with T20 cricket but I I’ve seen him bowl 16-18 and 20 overs at a brisk pace. He’s young and quick. He’s not someone who’s going to slump or slump only 80-85 per cent. He’s not someone who’s just looking to play T20 cricket, which is great,” said Nohra on Prime Video in our time today.”
The Gujarat Titans coach further suggested that Umran showed good control with the old one in the ODI series against New Zealand and said he has all the credentials to become the next big thing.
“We have seen how T20 cricket has evolved. Majority of players are more keen to play T20 cricket first and in that way it is different. The more you play the better. He has shown good control with the old ball and it will be interesting to see how he kicks off with the new ball, how The selectors use it and how the administration wants it to be used.”There is no doubt that all eyes will be on it in the near future,” he added.