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Watch: SRH pacer Umran Malik clocks 150+ kmph bouncer in practice match

While SRH's practice session, Umran Malik was seen delivering with speed around 150 kmph. He was retained by SRH.

Umran Malik

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) Umran Malik could be seen bowling at high speed of around 150 kmph while practising for the upcoming 15th edition of Indian Premier League. In a video shared by a cricket fan, Malik could be seen delivering a fast bouncer of 150 plus kmph.
Here is the video:

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The 22-year-old was first turned up for the SRH in 2021 when the franchise bought him for Rs. 20 lakhs. But he quickly came under the limelight because of his high bowling speeds. Bowlers like him are scarce in India.

In 2022, Kane Williamson-led SRH retained him for Rs. 4 crores. The Jammu & Kashmir youngster had clocked 152.95 kmph during the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2021. This was the fastest delivery of IPL 2021.

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During a discussion on ESPNcricinfo, former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer gave his opinion about the talented Malik and said: “Umran Malik was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad. It remains to be seen how he performs with the pressure of expectations, having been retained. He is somebody who bowls 150 clicks (kmph). It will be really interesting to see how he turns up in the tournament this time.”

Also Read | IPL 2021: WATCH – Umran Malik bowls the fastest ball by an Indian in the history of IPL

“Work hard on bowling and fitness”- Virat Kohli’s advice to Umran Malik

Umran Malik and Virat Kohli

Umran Malik has revealed while speaking to India.com that former Indian and RCB captain Virat Kohli had advised him on improving his game. He also talked about his stint with the SRH and how it changed his life and that he feels proud when people recognize him and his hard work. He recalled his special conversation with Kohli: “Virat Kohli spoke to me and told me to work on my bowling and improve my 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.

Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock-horns with Rajasthan Royals on March 29 at the MCA Stadium in Pune. IPL will commence on March 26 with the opening match between former champion Chennai Super Kings and the runners-up Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Also Read | IPL 2022 – What is the best 11 for SRH?

Gouri Das is a cricket writer at FirstSportz. She is an ardent fan of cricket and tennis and admires Novak Djokovic, MS Dhoni, and Usain Bolt.