IPL 2021: Umran Malik bowled at a speed of more than 150, Kohli also forgot the sorrow of defeat, gave a special gift
Dubai, 6/10:Umran Malik was not a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) initially but the Orange Army had to rope in him as a short-term replacement after pacer T Natarajan tested positive for COVID-19. . Before the start of IPL 2021 (IPL), he played only one List A and one T20 match. He gave 98 runs against Bengal in a match of 50 over format. However, in the T20 format, he took three wickets against the Railways. The 21-year-old made his IPL debut against Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai and made headlines. Although he did not get a wicket, he bowled consistently at 140 kmph, even touching 150 kmph once. The Jammu and Kashmir pacer did not deceive the team even against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
He turned out to be the most economical bowler for Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and made his spell with figures of 4-0-21-1. His spell also included a ball at a speed of 153 kmph. In the 9th over of RCB’s innings, Umran Malik bowled 5 consecutive deliveries at a speed of 150 kmph.
Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore on the basis of his spell. Meanwhile, Umran Malik had another reason to rejoice as Royal Bangalore Challengers captain Virat Kohli gifted him an autographed jersey after the conclusion of the match on Wednesday.