After being one of the most successful players in the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad in the 2022 edition, it was anticipated that Umran Malik would be given more responsibility in the ongoing IPL 2023 in order to establish his worth and earn a recall to the national team.
However, in actuality, the ace pacer only appeared in seven games for the franchise, taking five wickets before being released. Now that SRH are eliminated from competition, it was anticipated that Umran would play in the final two matches, but in the match against RCB, he was once again on the bench.
Aiden Markram, captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, stated after the match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore that he does not know the precise reason why Umran is not playing. This has caused quite a stir on social media. Former India international Virender Sehwag commented on the matter and stated that he may have gotten into a passionate argument with the management, which is why the cricketer is not receiving enough playing time.
“I believe you can do anything behind the scenes if you are performing on the ground and working diligently for it; that is what matters to me. When I was a coach or mentor, I believed that I expected 100 percent effort on the field, but I had no interest in what you did off the field; that was your life. I genuinely did not comprehend the meaning of “behind the scenes.” It is unfortunate if he (Umran) had an altercation with the management or if there was an argument. You were given a chance, but you blew it; you must now wait for your next opportunity. You should silence the critics with your performance,’ Sehwag told Cricbuzz.
Notably, SRH are currently tenth in the IPL standings, but they can move up to ninth if they win their final league game and DC loses. However, the net run rate is crucial.