Jammu speedster Umran Malik broke yet another record in the Indian Premier League by clocking 157 KMPH delivery against Delhi Capitals on Thursday, 5 May at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Umran broke his own record of 154.8KMPH and 156KMPH recorded earlier in the same game. His previous quickest was recorded in the last game against Chennai Super Kings, when Umran bowled a searing yorker to Mahendra Singh Dhoni at 154ks.
Umran has previously said that he has the ability to break the 155ks barrier, and came ridiculously close to the mark early in the first couple of overs of the day. While he was up in the charts of pace, Umran was punished severely by former SRH captain David Warner, who smashed 21 off his over in the powerplay.
His final over – SRH’s 20th, was by far his quickest in the Indian Premier League as he clocked 156 and 157 in back to back deliveries. However, he did not get rewarded for his pace, and was hit for 52 runs in his four overs.
Umran Malik has been a star performer for SRH and has been given a free licence to use his rapid pace. Fans and pundits have recognised his raw talent and potential and have earmarked him for success.