Young Sunrisers Hyderabad fast bowler Umran Malik has been clocking some good speed in training ahead of IPL 2022. Recently, he stunned Nicholas Pooran with some lightning bouncers, the video of which has gone viral.
In one of Hyderabad’s practice games, Pooran was going well hitting the bowlers for fun all over the park. However, Umran Malik came searing in and bowled two deadly bouncers to the West Indian cricketer.
In the clip, Umran’s first delivery left the West Indies wicket-keeper batter with no answers while he tried to pull the second one, it only resulted in him giving an easy catch to the fielder on the leg-side.
Watch the video here:
Umran Malik to Nicholas Pooran:
Ball 1: A SCARY bouncer
Ball 2: Another bouncer and OUT
— Kashmir Sports Watch (@Ksportswatch) March 23, 2022
Umran Malik keen to make a mark in IPL 2022
The 22-year-old fast bowler from Kashmir joined the Hyderabad franchise as T Natarajan’s replacement last year. He made only three appearances, he impressed the cricketing world with this raw pace during the tournament. In fact, Umran Malik ended up breaking the record for the fastest delivery by an Indian in IPL 2021 with a speed of 151.03 Km/hr.
Impressed by his display, Sunrisers Hyderabad had retained the young fast bowler ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction for a whopping INR 4 crore. If the pre-tournament practise sessions are anything to go by, Umran is all geared up to repay the trust of management.
Recently, Umran Malik revealed his close chat with former Indian captain Virat Kohli where the latter urged the youngster to focus on his bowling and fitness.
“Virat Kohli spoke to me and told me to work on my bowling and fitness. He told me to work hard and once you do that the India cap is not too far away. He said I will get my chance when the time comes,” Malik told India.com.
SRH will face RR in their opening match of the IPL 2022 on March 29.