Clamour is growing for including Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer Umran Malik in Team India following his splendid performance in IPL.
Jammu and Kashmir pacer impressed everyone with his pace and clocked over 145 kmph consistently in the first over against Lucknow Super Giants.
His first delivery clocked 148 kmph. His four deliveries were above 145 kmph, while the last ball was just above 140.
His raw speed created a sensation on Twitter. “inswinging Yorker at 146 kmph, which KL Rahul somehow kept out. Umran Malik will play for India soon,” tweeted Joy Bhattacharjya.
SRH bowling mentor Dale Steyn praised Malik for his superb bowling. “Everyone is excited to watch Umran Malik, he is consistently clicking near to 150 kmph,” he said.
In his first match against Rajasthan Royals, Umran Malik finished with 2/37. He impressed everyone with his pace in the match.
Clocking speeds over 140kph consistently, the SRH pacer picked up two wickets for 37 runs against Rajasthan Royals (RR). Umran removed the England star Jos Buttler in his 2nd over in the high-scoring first innings. Umran then broke a 50-plus stand between Sanju Samson and Devdutt Padikkal by beating the latter with pace as he consistently clocked pace over 145 kph.
The pacer had impressed in his maiden season for SRH in IPL 2021. SRH retained him for Rs 4 crore along with captain Kane Williamson and all-rounder Abdul Samad, also from Jammu and Kashmir.
Last year Umran Malik clocked 151.03 kilometers per hour (KMPH) in his first over against Kolkata Knight Riders, Coming from a humble background, Umran’s father runs a fruit stall in Jammu. A class X dropout, Umran is the only brother of his elder sisters.
Last season, Umran Malik was with the SunRisers as a net bowler. But after T Natarajan tested positive for COVID last month, Malik was named his replacement.
Malik made his competitive debut last year. He has picked a total of four wickets having played one T20 and List A match for Jammu and Kashmir. Malik made his T20 debut for Jammu and Kashmir in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in January last year. In his T20 debut vs Railways, he returned with the impressive figures of 3/24nt.