Young pacer Umran Malik has made a massive impression since his stylish debut in the Indian Premier League. Nevertheless, Umar bowled the fastest ball of IPl 2020 during a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore. and Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
Umran Malik Bowled The Fastest Delivery of IPL 2021
During the southern derby versus RCB, Umran Malik hit a new benchmark. Despite not getting a wicket with the delivery, Umran tore through KKR’s pace bowler Lockie Ferguson’s152.75 km record in the current season. He seemed to be on fire in that one as his prior deliveries had been at 147, 150, and 152kmph before they reached the 153 mark. Umran Malik.
Umran Malik, on the other hand, is no stranger to delivering fiery deliveries. During SRH’s match against KKR last Sunday, the young bowler clocked a delivery at 150kmph. With nine of SRH’s ten fastest balls bowled in his first game, he made history by becoming the third player in IPL history to bowl nine out of ten of their fastest deliveries this season.
Umran, a net bowler for Hyderabad, has appeared in one T20 and one List A match for Jammu Kashmir, taking four wickets in total.
At the toss, Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson called the right-arm paceman an “exciting talent. Williamson continued “It’s an unfortunate position to be in but there’s quite a bit to gain with the growth of players, in difficult conditions, especially against a side like Kolkata. Umran Malik comes in for Sandeep Sharma just to improve the balance of the side. He’s an exciting fast bowling talent,”
Something about pace that has you on the edge of your seat. Umran Malik isn't just a tearaway. He looks a proper bowler and we need to look after him.@IrfanPathan, any more there in Jammu and Kashmir?
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 6, 2021
After Virat Kohli, the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore decided to bowl first, Sunrisers Hyderabad began batting and the team curtailed on a score of 141/7. SRH’s top scorer was opener Jason Roy, who scored 44 of 38 balls. As a retaliation, Bhuvneshwar Kumar dismissed captain Kohli in the first over, but Devdutt Padikkal persevered and scored a vital 41. Daniel Christian and KS Bharat contributed to easy wickets for Sun Risers Hyderabad. Glenn Maxwell scored a quickfire 40 off 25 balls to keep Bangalore in the game before being derailed by Kane Williamson.
After that, AB de Villiers decided to finish things off on his terms. When the equation called for six runs off the final ball, he clobbered Bhuvneshwar Kumar for a massive six. ABD could only procure a single, as RCB were served at 137 in their 20 overs thanks to the bowler’s deception.
Though Hyderabad fell short against Kolkata by six wickets, Kane commended the young bowler at the presentation too.