IND vs NZ: Furious Fans Are Slamming BCCI On Their Birthday Tweet For Umran Malik
Young Indian bowler Umran Malik has arguably the fastest pacer in Indian cricket right now. He is celebrating his 23rd birthday today. The sensational bowler has been receiving wishes from all corners. From cricketers and experts to fans, everyone took to social media and wished Malik on his special day. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also took to their official social media handle and wished Umran on his 23rd birthday. BCCI wrote:
"Here's wishing #TeamIndia’s young pace sensation @umran_malik_01 a very happy birthday 🎂👏"
Check out the Tweet:
Meanwhile, fans were not happy with the BCCI and soon fans flooded the comments section of their birthday tweet for Umran Malik. Fans are slamming the BCCI left, right, and center for ignoring Umran Malik from the playing XI.
Notably, Umran Malik was once again left out of the Indian playing XI for the ongoing third T20I against New Zealand in Napier on Tuesday, November 22. The Hardik Pandya-led side went with only one change for the team, with Harshal Patel replacing Washington Sundar. Umran Malik has now been left on the bench for all three games. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first. Stand-in captain Hardik Pandya said:
“I think the pitch will remain the same for the entire 40 overs, but with the grass on it, there could be some lateral movement for our pacers. We do have the skill set in our bowling line-up. One change, Harshal comes in place of Washington Sundar.”
Young Malik last played for India in July, when they faced England. He has picked up two wickets in three T20Is. He picked up eight wickets in the recently concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy for his team Jammu & Kashmir.
Check out the reactions of fans to this:
Kilaye to ho nhi use jab apki scheme me mohammad siraj h to aapne shami ki jagah use kyu nhi khilaya , ab achanak se aap siraj ko le aye jab md siraj wc khilana hi nhi h to nye bowlers ko kyu nhi khilate— vinda (@vindaT83317288) November 22, 2022
Young talent ko chance do na ki sirf paani pilane ko le jao whaa , world cup me dekh lia Rohit and Rahul ko apne man ki marji karne ka natiza— Shalini Negi🇮🇳 (@Shalininegi13) November 22, 2022
ooh bhai isko team ma Select Karo yaar 🥲— SAMI KHAN (@Insafians009) November 22, 2022
Aaj umran ko bday gift dedo bcci wlao ,aaj to lord bhuvi ko rest dedo— Shalini Negi🇮🇳 (@Shalininegi13) November 22, 2022
it's time @BCCI give equal opportunity to youngsters for T20 rather than burning talent out on the bench while hoping and waiting for the big names to perform as was the case with the two recent wc n Asia cup selection!While pak played a young afridi @18yrs for the WC 21— Anil Kumar (@AnilKum97289726) November 22, 2022
India's Playing XI For the 3rd T20I Against New Zealand:
Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya (c), Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal