What a find he is turning out to be for Sunrisers Hyderabad? The young Umran Malik is taking the IPL 2022 by storm and this time he has destroyed Gujarat Titans. The young pacer from Jammu & Kashmir was breathing fire in the game against the Titans as he registered his maiden IPL five-for.
Not only does he register the 2nd ever best figures for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, but his four dismissals out of five were bowled.
In the 40th game of the IPL 2022, Sunrisers Hyderabad batted first after losing the toss. Courtesy of twin fifties from Abhishek Sharma and Aiden Markram and a late blitz from Shashank Singh helped the Orange Army in posting a massive total of 195/6.
However, Gujarat Titans were determined to chase the total and they started positively. The opening duo of Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill added 69 runs inside 8 overs to create a solid platform. However, Umran Malik had different ideas tonight and he changed the landscape of the game with his fiery spell.
Umran Malik registers his first five-for of the IPL career
The young pacer knocked over Shubman Gill in his first over and then removed Hardik Pandya with a well-directed short ball in his 2nd over. In the 3rd over, Umran Malik rattled Wriddhiman Saha’s stumps to prize the biggest wicket of the game.
The ‘Jammu Express’ was in no mood to slow down as he concluded his spell with two massive wickets of David Miller and Abhinav Manohar. Barring Hardik Pandya, who was caught on a very fine third-man, all other batters were cleaned up by Umran Malik.
Watch his full spell here:
The young pacer made his mentor and the legendary pacer Dale Steyn proud with a fiery spell of 5/25 in 4 overs.
Twitter was set ablaze by the fans and they were in the awe of the pacer. They nicknamed him Steyn Gun 2.0 while praising him.
Check the best of the tweets here:
Steyn gun2.0 @umran_malik_1 🔥🔥
— Rahul Dodle D (@rahul5554454) April 27, 2022
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) April 27, 2022
Umran Malik ⭐️
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) April 27, 2022
Um-Ran through half the Gujarat team 🙌🏼 #SRHvGT
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) April 27, 2022
Send some scouts to Jammu. There must be more where he came from! #UmranMalik
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 27, 2022
A star is born!! #UmranMalik
— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) April 27, 2022
Umran pace ka Maalik… 5wickets 👏
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 27, 2022
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) April 27, 2022
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) April 27, 2022
This is what you call a Pace bowler ! #UmranMalik
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) April 27, 2022