Umran Malik is an emerging young Indian cricketer who plays for Jammu and Kashmir in the domestic leagues. He fulfils the role of a bowler for his respective teams and his style is right-arm fast bowling. He has bowled many fast deliveries and initially came into the spotlight for being able to bowl at an impressive pace and agility. After looking through his performances in leagues such as Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and other List-A tournaments, Umran Malik managed to gather a lot of limelight from the franchises that take part in the Indian Premier League. He is currently playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022 and everyone is already pretty impressed by the youngster.
Umran Malik Overview:
Umran Malik Physical Stats:
Umran Malik is a fit and enthusiastic player on the field. He has been playing cricket since his schooling period. Although, he was later spotted by his main coach when he turned 17 years old. He has always been invested in the game and was determined to make it his professional future. Umran also seems pretty strict about his fitness regime and follows his diet accurately. He is gracefully tall and is heighted around 5’9. As a result of being a fitness freak, he also has a pretty good physique and his chest measures around 40 inches, waist is 32 inches and his biceps are approximately 14 inches. Umran has also maintained his weight well and he weighs around 70 Kgs.
|in Centimeters: 175.2 cm
in Feet and Inches: 5’9
|in Kilograms: 70 Kgs
in Pounds: 154.3 lbs
|Chest: 40 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Biceps: 14 inches
Umran Malik was born on the 22nd of November, 1999 in Gujjar Nagar, Jammu. He has always been very much attracted towards the cricket gameplay and thus started playing when he was just a kid who was still in the primary school. In an interview, his father revealed that Umran played the sport whole day while he was at school and later went back to play in the evening as well after dropping his bag at home. However, his father and his parents never restrained him from his dreams and always provided for their child.
Umran initially started playing extraordinary cricket when he turned 17 years old. By then, he had already recognized about what he would do to shape his future. His father got him enrolled in the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council in Srinagar. There, the head of the academy, Randhir Minhas (also known as Rajan Sir) spotted him bowling to one his mates. However, back then, Umran was not very serious or significant regarding his cricketing career and would ditch some days of the practice at the academy. His coach revealed that the young cricketer was surely passionate for the game but wasn’t considerate. After seeing his potential with the ball, his coach scolded him for being very light regarding the game and told him to focus. Since then, Umran practiced maturely in the nets and would bowl deliveries with over 145+ speed.
In the year 2018, the selectors committee of India’s U-19 team went to visit Vaishno Devi Mandir. While strolling, Umran caught their attention and they saw him bowling in the nets with an efficient and great speed. The selectors were stunned by the raw talent and asked the Jammu and Kashmir U-19 team to give him a chance to play. However, after few months, he was selected in the state’s U-19 squad but was omitted in every game that the team played. Nevertheless, he did not lose the plot after the huge disappointment and continued to struggle his way into some opportunistic leagues that would help his cricketing career grow.
|Date Of Birth
|22nd November, 1999
|Age (as of April 2022)
|22 years old
|Gujjar Nagar, Jammu
|Not yet known
|Class-tenth drop out
|Not yet married
The fast medium-pacer, Irfan Pathan is the favorite cricketer and the biggest influence of Umran Malik and on his cricketing life. Irfan Pathan was the mentor of the Jammu and Kashmir team during Umran was selected in the squad. According to reports, it was Irfan himself who spotted the young cricketer and selected him to train and mentor along with some of the other youngsters in whom the Indian all-rounder saw enough potential.
Irfan Pathan wanted to nurture his raw skills and garnish it in something great and productive. He wanted Umran to play for major tournaments such as Ranji but the training was abrupted when the Article 370 was lifted in the state and led to major protests. However, in an interview, Umran himself revealed that he continued to send him videos of him bowling and practicing in the nets and the former cricketer would advise him on whatever needed changing.
Umran’s Family Details:
Umran Malik was born in Gujjar Nagar in Jammu to parents Abdul Rashid Malik and his mother (name not yet known). His father is a fruits seller and his mother is a home-maker. Before playing cricket, the young prodigy was interested in tennis and used to get coaching and mentorship from a training institute. However, he slowly became more engrossed towards cricket and started to love the game more than anything. His parents, despite being economically weak, never failed to support his child and provide him with whatever needs he had concerning cricket. Umran also has one elder sister and a younger brother.
|Abdul Rashid Malik
|Not yet known
|One elder sister and one younger brother
Umran Malik played his first match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy at the 2020-2021 series. Following which he was selected in the T20 squad of the state team of Jammu and Kashmir. His first match was against the Railways in which he performed greatly by procuring a total of 3 wicket and giving off just 24 runs. This match was scheduled on the 18th of January in 2021. After a month of this awesome performance, he was given an opportunity to perform in the List-A tournament of Vijay Hazare Trophy against West Bengal.
After his bright performances, he was purchased by the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise during the IPL auction 2021 for his base price of Rs 10 Lakh. He got lucky and got a chance to be a part of the playing XI of the team when their crucial bowler, Sandeep Sharma was injured and ruled out. In his first match of the IPL itself, he bowled with an economy of 6.75 and won everyone’s hearts. In the same year, he bowled the fastest delivery in the whole of IPL 2021 season and the pace was 152.95 kmph. Also, he bagged the achievement of becoming the only Indian to clock 151 kmph more than twice in a single match of the Indian Premier League.
After his impressing pace performances, SRH retained the bowler for IPL 2022 at an amount of Rs 4 Crore. He has been currently doing wonders for the team and has recently also become the only single bowler to bowl the fastest delivery of this year’s IPL with the speed of 153 kmph against Gujarat Titans. Along with that, he also took a single wicket for the team.
|Irfan Pathan and Randhir Minhas (Rajan Sir)
|Right-arm fast bowler
|Sunrisers Hyderabad (2021 and 2022-presently)
Summarized Facts About Umran Malik:
- Umran Malik was born in the Gujjar Nagar of Jammu.
- He was firstly pretty interested in Tennis and used to play the sport with great dedication. However, his interest varied from time and he started to love cricket and decided to make it his career’s objective to play for India.
- He hails from an economically weak family and his father is a fruits seller in Jammu and Kashmir.
- Umran Malik was retained by the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise in the IPL Mega Auction 2022 for Rs 4 Crore.
- Irfan Pathan has been a big influence on Umran’s career and he treats him as his idol in life.
Umran’s Contact Information:
|Gujjar Nagar, Jammu
|Not available in the public domain
|Not available in the public domain
Common Questions About Umran Malik:
Q. When and where was Umran Malik born?
Ans. Umran Malik was born in the Gujjar Nagar of Jammu on the 22nd of November, 1999.
Q. What is Umran’s phone number?
Ans. The cricketer’s phone number is not available on the public domain.
Q. What is the current age of Umran Malik?
Ans. Umran Malik is currently 22 years old.
Q. Who is Umran Malik’s favorite or idolized cricketer?
Ans. Umran idolizes Irfan Pathan and he is the favorite of the young prodigy.
Q. At what price did SRH retain Umran Malik in the IPL Mega Auction 2022?
Ans. Umran was retained by SRH for an amount of Rs 4 Crore in IPL Mega Auction 2022.
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