Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowler Umran Malik has impressed one and all with his terrific bowling skills. Malik looked in an impressive rhythm as he maintained 145 plus avg speed during his first over against Lucknow Super Giants in the ongoing game of Indian Premier League 2022.
Well, Umran Malik first came into the limelight during the previous season after he was drafted as into the SRH squad as a COVID replacement for T Natarajan. He impressed everyone by consistently clocking over 150 kmph last year. In fact, Umran Malik also holds a record of bowling the fastest ball by an Indian bowler in IPL history. It was during IPL 2021 when Umran delivered at the speed of 152.95 and 152.05 kmph.
In the IPL 2022 mega-auction, SunRisers Hderabad showed faith in him and retained him ahead of many talented players The young pacer has also managed to fulfill the expectations of his team as he has impressed many with his raw pace.
Every ball he bowled today was delivered at an excess of 140. His first four deliveries were above 145 while his last delivery was just above 140 clicks. His raw pace and control helped him get better of the Royals batters Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal.
Here, is the speed of individual deliveries of Umran’s first over:
1st ball – 148 kmph
2nd ball – 148 kmph
3rd ball – 142 kmph
4th ball – 146 kmph
5th ball – 146 kmph
6th ball – 140 kmph
Meanwhile, Umran Malik’s sensational bowling created a stir on social media, with fans, experts and cricketers going gaga over his talent.
Here, check out some of the best reactions of Twitterati to this:
Inswinging yorker at 146 kmph, which KL Rahul somehow kept out. Umran Malik will play for India soon.
— Joy Bhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) April 4, 2022
— Jatin (@ImJatinV) April 4, 2022
148, 148, 142, 146, 146, 140
— Wisden India (@WisdenIndia) April 4, 2022
— Abdur.shaikh (@AbdurAssassin) April 4, 2022
Umran Malik is so exciting. He has raw pace which can't be learnt. Now it is upto coaches and captains to make him special.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 29, 2022
Using umran Malik in the middle overs will work for SRH in long term! #SRHvsLSG
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 4, 2022
Hurts to see Umran Malik getting smashed but this shows pace isn't everything, hope he'll learn with time. Also impressed with how Deepak Hooda has played high pace deliveries of Umran #IPL2022
— Udit (@udit_buch) April 4, 2022
— Balamurali Repaka (@bm26_tweets) April 4, 2022
Umran Malik has played three first-class matches so far.
When he played one for India A in SA last November, he went for 4.28 runs per over; when he played the other two for J&K this Ranji season, he went for 5.37 per over.
He has pace. But let's wait before jumping the gun.
— KASHISH (@crickashish217) April 4, 2022
People asking why Umran Malik is being hyped so much, like nothings left to say? if you can't appreciate skill, then there's no point explaining to you
— Russell Muscle (@Russell_Muscle_) April 4, 2022
Umran Malik is such an exciting prospect to watch live, rishing the batter almost everytime.
— Vishesh Monga (@infinitevishesh) April 4, 2022
Bring this Umran Malik to Gabba in a test match. It will be fun.
— Anish Kumar Sahoo (@Anishkumarsahoo) April 4, 2022