Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) fast bowler Umran Malik is constantly making headlines due to his speed. The 21-year-old bowler has so far taken 15 wickets in 10 matches. But Umran Malik’s speed has given him a different identity. Malik launched a speed ball of 157 kilometers per hour against Delhi Capitals (DC). This is the fastest ball of the season. Apart from this, this bowler took 5 wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs against Gujarat Titans (GT). At the same time against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), he took 4 wickets for 28 runs. Now former England captain Kevin Pietersen has made a big statement about Umran Malik.
Kevin Pietersen said that Umran Malik is a great fast shooter. More than 90 percent of Malik’s balls have a speed of 142-145 kmph. Pietersen also advised Malik to keep things simple. He said that he would throw the ball in a straight line, aiming for the wicket. He also said that he pay attention to his bounce and change of speed. Pietersen said that Umran Malik will also have to learn how to bowl depending on the course. We reported that earlier, former Indian player Harbhajan Singh also advocated for the inclusion of Umran Malik in the Indian team. He had said that Umran Malik should take over bowling along with Jasprit Bumrah at the upcoming T20 World Cup.
At the same time, former veteran fast pitcher Dale Steyn, who works with Malik at Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team, also said that Umran Malik is ready for the India team. Kevin Pietersen said that it will be interesting to see how India uses Umran Malik. If a bowler is constantly throwing the ball at a speed of 150 km per hour, then all international teams would like to have that bowler on their team. But how you use such a bowler will be very important. He further said that Umran Malik is still young and throws the ball at a good speed. In such a situation, it will be a challenge to avoid injury.