“Fastest bowler sitting out,” ex-India pacer tears apart SRH for mishandling Umran Malik

Malik picked five wickets at an economy rate of 10.35 from seven matches. He was left out of the team after he went wicketless in three consecutive matches.


“Fastest bowler sitting out,” ex-India pacer tears apart SRH for mishandling Umran Malik

Umran Malik

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have played 12 matches so far but their tearaway bowler Umran Malik featured in just seven matches and missed five of them. This baffled ex-India pacer Irfan Khan who slammed the SRH management for not handling the pace machine well.

After the Orange Army’s loss to Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) today, Pathan took to Twitter and pointed out how the league’s fastest bowler wasn’t handled properly by his franchise. Malik even hasn’t played a single match in May.

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League’s fastest bowler sitting out baffles me. Umran Malik wasn’t handled well by his team,” Pathan wrote in this tweet. Pathan had previously coached Malik at Jammu and Kashmir in domestic cricket.

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Malik picked five wickets at an economy rate of 10.35 from seven matches. He was left out of the team after he went wicketless in three consecutive matches.

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Ravi Shastri advises Umran Malik to understand his bowling

"Fastest bowler sitting out," ex-India pacer tears apart SRH for mishandling Umran Malik
Umran Malik

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has advised Umran Malik to understand his bowling because only raw pace cannot help. Shastri said a bowler must focus on line and lengths because a delivery clocked at 150 kmph can be sent toward the boundary rope at 250 kmph.

Making the bloke understand his own bowling. Reading the game, reading the batter. What’s required? Making him think that just what he’s thinking is not right,” Shastri told Espncricinfo.

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I am referring to Umran Malik here. Just thinking, it is pace and pace. I got to come in and bang it. He should be also told that at 150 (kmph), the ball can disappear at 250 (kmph) off the bat,” Shastri added.

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