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Umran Malik Gets Surprise Visitors

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Last updated on: May 25, 2022 10:21 IST
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IMAGE: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, right, with Umran Malik in Jammu on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Photograph: ANI Photo

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday evening met pace sensation Umran Malik in Jammu and said the Union Territory's government would take care of his training and other facilities.

Umran, who received his maiden call-up for the national team for the coming five-match T20 International home series against South Africa starting June 9, reached his Jammu residence on Monday after taking part in the Indian Premier League.

A large number of enthusiastic youngsters visited him at his Malik Market home during the day and clicked selfies with him. He was also seen waving at the crowds from the balcony of his house.

Umran picked up 21 wickets in 13 games for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, but it's his ability to bowl consistently at 95 miles per hour that has caught the nation's imagination with calls for his immediate selection in top-flight cricket.

IMAGE: Children surround Umran Malik outside his home in Jammu, May 24, 2022. Photograph: PTI Photo

'The whole country is proud (of Umran). The government will take care of his training and other facilities,' Sinha told reporters outside Umran's home .

Asked whether the UT government will provide Umran a job, Sinha said, 'There is a provision in the sports policy and whenever he wishes the government will provide him this opportunity.'

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