Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are having the worst season within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. The 2016 IPL winners are out of the playoffs race and positioned at the bottom spot in the points table with solely two victories out of 12 matches within the league stage.
On Sunday night time, SRH confronted Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium and lost the contest by six wickets. Regardless of the loss, one constructive factor that attracted followers’ consideration was the debutant for Sunrisers’ Umran Malik.
The 21-year-old Malik was roped in as a short-term COVID-19 substitute for T Natarajan, who had tested positive ahead of SRH’s match against Delhi Capitals (DC) on September 22. Malik impressed every person together with his excessive uncooked tempo.
In his first over of the cash-rich league, Malik bowled a 150kph supply – the quickest ball by an Indian this yr. However he crossed the bar once more in his third over and bowled a 151kph supply – breaking his personal document. In whole, for as many as thrice, the right-armer breached the 150kph barrier.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Mohammed Siraj was beforehand the quickest Indian bowler in IPL 2021 with a supply clocking 145.97 kmph. Malik has now taken the highest three spots.
Quickest deliveries by Indian pacers in IPL:
- Umran Malik – 151.03 kmph
- Umran Malik – 150.06 kmph
- Umran Malik – 149.79 kmph
- Mohammad Siraj – 147.68 kmph
- Mohammad Siraj – 147.67 kmph
No marvel followers, in addition to some former cricketers, have been excited to see the younger bowler delivering the uncooked tempo as they expressed their views on social media.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
Umran Malik…spectacular first over and has already bowled the quickest ball by an Indian in #IPL2021 👏👏
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 3, 2021
Proud second for jnk cricket. Go effectively boy #umranmalik
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 3, 2021
Good to see a younger man like Umran Malik with some critical tempo about him.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 3, 2021
— Mohit Bhan موہت بھان (@buttkout) October 3, 2021
What a begin by Umran Malik!
📸: Disney + Hotstar pic.twitter.com/ZGXCxRPGU8
— 🇮🇳 Sumer veera Viratian (@SumerViratian) October 3, 2021
Umran Malik has some Tempo pic.twitter.com/OQ4i2Tonm0
— Jitendra 🎶 (@Jitendr63761289) October 3, 2021
Umran Malik after bowling 151,150 kmph in his debut IPL match pic.twitter.com/kkGEFduATp
— Shivani (@meme_ki_diwani) October 3, 2021
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) October 3, 2021
Sunrisers skipper Kane Williamson showered praises on Malik after the match, terming him as a ‘particular’ bowler who has tempo in his artillery.
“Malik has been bowling actually fast within the nets, and it’s very nice for him to get a chance right now. We’ve been going through him within the nets – he’s particular, a lot of tempo. Younger man runs in and goes arduous. Clearly, we’re out of the competitors, so it’s an opportunity for another boys to additionally get on the park,” stated Williamson.