Umran Malik sets new IPL record, clocks fastest delivery; internet explodes

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Jammu and Kashmir pacer Umran Malik set a new record by bowling the fastest delivery in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer clocked 154 kmph in the match against Chennai Super Kings. He broke Gujarat Titans speedster Lockie Ferguson’s record who clocked 153.9 kmph in the match against Chennai Super Kings.

Earlier Umran  clocked 153.03 kilometers per hour (KMPH)  in his first over against Kolkata Knight Riders,

On Sunday, Malik clocked at 154 kph and did it twice, first against Ruturaj Gaikwad and then against MS Dhoni.

Internet went gaga after the fastest delivery. “154 KPH yorker by Umran malik to Thala #SRHvsCSK,” wrote one user

“154.0 KPH from #UmranMalik to #MSDhoni. That’s the fastest delivery of this season. #FutureSensation #UmranForT20WC,” wrote another.

“What a real find for @BCCI at @IPL #CSKvSRH #IPL2022 #TATAIPL2022 pic.twitter.com/WkL61R6vfP,” wrote third.

J&K-born pacer Umran Malik has broken another IPL record after he bowled a maiden 20th over and picked up three wickets against Punjab Kings.

Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad player became only fourth bowler in IPL history to bowl a maiden 20th over.  Irfan Pathan, Lasith Malinga, and Jaydev Unadkat had achieved the feat.

What made the record sweet was that he picked up three wickets in his maiden over.  Umran Malik silenced the critics after he bowled a perfect Yorker to knock over the stumps of Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Shreyas Iyer.

J&K-born Malik, who was retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for IPL 2022, is already one of the fastest bowlers in India. However, though he has sent down deliveries over 150kmph this season, the Jammu and Kashmir player has picked up only three wickets this season in four matches, conceding at 10.42 runs an over.

SRH retained him for Rs 4 crore along with captain Kane Williamson and all-rounder Abdul Samad, also from Jammu and Kashmir.

Coming from a humble background, Malik’s father runs a fruit stall in Jammu. A class X dropout, Malik is the only brother of his elder sisters.

Last season, Umran Malik was with the SunRisers as a net bowler. But after T Natarajan tested positive for COVID, Malik was named his replacement.

Malik made his competitive debut last year. He has picked a total of four wickets having played one T20 and List A match for Jammu and Kashmir. Malik made his T20 debut for Jammu and Kashmir in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in January last year. In his T20 debut vs Railways, he returned with the impressive figures of 3/24nt.