Sunrisers Hyderabad speed sensation Umran Malik was having a thunderous IPL 2022 and was even in contention for the Purple Cap when he had bagged 15 wickets in 8 matches at an average of just 15, including a maiden IPL five-wicket haul and a four-wicket haul.
However, while his pace has only soared further – Umran Malik even clocked 157 KPH, the second-fastest delivery ever in the IPL – his control over his lines and lengths have gone awry and has had three poor wicketless games – recording figures of 0/48 vs CSK, 0/52 vs DC and 0/25 vs RCB when he bowled just 2 overs.
Following his dismal show vs RCB, former India head coach Ravi Shastri went hard at Umran Malik. Shastri said that Umran has a bright future, and feels could soon play for India as well – however, the former coach asserted that if the seamer doesn’t get his lengths right he is going to be carted around everywhere no matter how much he bowls.
“When someone tells him (Umran Malik) on his face it’s all good to have 156, it’s exciting, it’s brilliant, we all love it, you have a great future, you’re going to play for India very soon. But if you don’t get it right that 156 will go for 256 off the bat. And that is exactly what is happening,” Ravi Shastri told Star Sports.