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Abu Dhabi: Umran Malik broke his own record on 6th October to bowl the fastest delivery of the Indian Premier League 2021 season so far. The 21-year-old speed magician clocked 153 kph against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi. With that, Malik now has bowled the fastest ball bowled by an Indian ever in the IPL. The last record was held by Navdeep Saini who had bowled 152.85 kph previously.
The over in which he bowled the fastest ball, he had two more deliveries ahead of it, which were 151 and 152 kph.
Malik’s pace has impressed many legends and fans now they are praising the Jammu and Kashmir cricketer:
Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer tweeted a meme to Umran Maliks fire over.
Former Australia womens cricketer Lisa Sthalekar also said she expects Umran to go for big money in the next years IPL auction.
Here are the other reactions on Twitter:
Something about pace that has you on the edge of your seat. Umran Malik isnt just a tearaway. He looks a proper bowler and we need to look after him.@IrfanPathan, any more there in Jammu and Kashmir?— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 6, 2021
It was Umrans night as he picked up his maiden IPL wicket. He bowled a short ball and took the wicket of KS Bharat who gave a simple catch to the wicket-keeper straight into the hands of Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps.
Umran, who made his IPL debut last week, caught the attention of cricket fans in his very first game as he bowled a delivery that was clocked at 151.03