Jammu and Kashmir pacemaker Umran Malik has set a new record by making the fastest delivery in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) guard recorded a time of 154 km/h in the match against Chennai Super Kings. He broke the record of Gujarat Titans speedster Lockie Ferguson who clocked 153.9 km/h in the match against Chennai Super Kings.
Previously, Umran recorded 153.03 kilometers per hour (KMPH) in his maiden victory against Kolkata Knight Riders,
On Sunday, Malik ran at 154 km/h and did it twice, first against Ruturaj Gaikwad and then against MS Dhoni.
The internet has gone gaga over the fastest delivery. “154 yorker KPH by Umran Malik to Thala #SRHvsCSK,” one user wrote
“154.0 km/h from #UmranMalik to #MSDhoni. This is the fastest delivery this season. #FutureSensation #UmranForT20WC,” wrote another.
“What a real find for @BCCI at @IPL #CSKvSRH #IPL2022 #TATAIPL2022 pic.twitter.com/WkL61R6vfP,” wrote the third.
J&K-born pacer Umran Malik broke another IPL record after scoring a first 20and more and picked up three wickets against Punjab Kings.
Earlier, the Sunrisers Hyderabad player became the fourth bowler in IPL history to win a first 20and finished. Irfan Pathan, Lasith Malinga and Jaydev Unadkat had achieved the feat.
What made the record enjoyable was that he picked up three wickets in his maiden. Umran Malik has silenced the critics after throwing a perfect Yorker to knock down 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, despite sending deliveries over 150 km/h this season, the Jammu and Kashmir player has picked up just three wickets this season in four matches, conceding at 10.42 runs.
SRH booked him for Rs 4 crore with captain Kane Williamson and versatile Abdul Samad, also from Jammu and Kashmir.
Coming from a modest background, Malik’s father runs a fruit stall in Jammu. A class X dropout, Malik is the only sibling of his older sisters.
Last season, Umran Malik was with the SunRisers as a net bowler. But after T Natarajan tested positive for COVID, Malik was named as his replacement.
Malik made his competitive debut last year. He picked a total of four wickets after playing a T20 and List A game for Jammu and Kashmir. Malik made his T20 debut for Jammu and Kashmir at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in January last year. On his T20 debut against the Railways he came back with the impressive numbers of 3/24nt.