The new bowling sensation of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Umran Malik has received many compliments for his lethal pace which touches around 150 kph. During a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore he has clocked a delivery of 152.95 kph – With that delivery, he has surpassed the previous record of Lockie Ferguson’s 152.75. He has now registered the “Fastest Delivery” of the season.
The 1st delivery of that particular over was started with a speed of 147 and the next delivery was 151 followed by 152 and he has recorded the huge feat in the 4th ball of the over with 153.
It was surely a night to be remembered for the young lad, he has picked his maiden IPL wicket in the form of KS Bharat. Umran bowled a short ball to Bharat and he tried to play a shot & in that attempt ball has touched the batsman’s gloves and it went straight into the wicket keeper’s hand.
The young lad has caught all the attention of the cricketing fans in the 1st game itself where he bowled a delivery of 151.03. After his fantastic performance against RCB, Fans all over the globe have taken over Twitter to appreciate his talent – Even many former players and critics have lauded the young player.
Here is how Twitterati Reacted To The Fastest Delivery Of IPL 2021 By Umran malik:
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
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 6, 2021
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 6, 2021
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) October 6, 2021
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) October 6, 2021
Proud moment for jnk cricket. Go well boy #umranmalik
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 3, 2021
#UmranMalik is breathing FIRE 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
— Thyview (@Thyview) October 6, 2021
Indian Skipper Virat Kohli has also lauded his talent and said – “This tournament throws up talent every year, good to see a guy bowling at 150 clicks. It is important to understand the progress of individuals from hereon,”
“The pool of fast bowlers being strong is always a good sign for Indian cricket and whenever you see talent like this, you are going to have your eyes on them and make sure you maximize their potential which is already being seen at the IPL level,”
Even SRH skipper Kane Williamson has praised the bowler and said – “Malik certainly is special. We saw him in the nets in the last couple of seasons and he is a real competitor and is proving to be effective even on slower surfaces,”
“He’s got a lot of mates in the team as well and that helps in sharing the knowledge. It’s a great opportunity for the younger guys to get involved and hopefully we will keep learning and we go (win) again on Friday.”