Rahul Dravid is the reason why Umran Malik didn't make his debut in IND vs SA series, says THIS former cricketer

On Tripathi, who amassed an impressive 413 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad at an average of 37.54 and a strike rate of 158.23 in IPL 2022

 Kaif thinks that the right-handed batter is ready to play for India. 

Umran will travel with the Indian team to Ireland where the second-string Indian side will be playing two T20Is.

Hardik Pandya is the captain of the side and Umran Malik is likely to make his international debut. 

Mohammad Kaif explains why Umran Malik could not make his debut in the T20I series against South Africa

Kaif feels that India head coach Rahul Dravid is making sure that Umran reads the game from the dugout and then makes his international debut. 

"I would like to see Umran Malik play for India one day. But at the same time, I don't want to make him rush. Like, Rahul Dravid is making sure he is sitting in the dugout,

watching the game from outside. He's got the pace; he's strong and has got the form going at the moment.

I am not the only one, the whole of India wants to watch him play for the country one day.

His time will come but Rahul Dravid is doing a good job of settling his nerves down and when the time arrives, he will do a great job for India. 

He's got the skill, pace and right temperament as a bowler," Kaif said.