Umran Malik. Photo- IPL
Umran Malik. Photo- IPL

Umran Malik is all the rage after his most recent display in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. On Wednesday night, the fellow from Jammu and Kashmir scalped 5/25 for SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) against Gujarat Titans. It was his first five-for however more than that, his express speed dazzled all.

Malik’s development has given the Indian team management new desire for one more speed hotshot in the bracket. There are a few reports pointing towards Malik’s enlistment into the Indian cricket squad.

Umran Malik (Image Credits: IPL)
Umran Malik (Image Credits: IPL)

Umran Malik Have To Control The Temptation Of Bowling Regularly: Daniel Vettori

Notwithstanding, former New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori prompted alert in dealing with Malik’s responsibility. “This is a gem here and it’s just how it’s looked after in the next couple of years for Indian cricket and how to get the best out of him,” Vettori, a former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain, said on ESPNCricinfo’s ‘T20 Time Out’ show.

SRH's Umran Malik- Photo- BCCI
SRH’s Umran Malik- Photo- BCCI

“Potentially, it might be the best thing for him coming under the umbrella of the BCCI or the NCA, and they can manage his workloads, because there is a temptation for a player of his pace to keep bowling. I am reflecting on my conversation with Shane Bond and the fact that he thought the more you bowled, the slower you got,” said Vettori, who had taken 362 wickets from 113 Tests and 305 scalps from 295 ODIs.

Umran Malik Brings The X-FACTOR With Him: Daniel Vettori

Umran Malik (Image Credits: IPL)
Umran Malik (Image Credits: IPL)

“That pace generates an anxiety among batsmen and not just tailenders, it’s all batters,” Vettori said.

“We don’t often see bowlers get around 153-154 mark. That’s exceptional pace, that’s a rarity that we haven’t seen I suppose consistently since the likes of (Brett) Lee, Shoaib Akhtar or Shaun Tait.

“So, to see that is a huge part of the game now. You can see the excitement factor, brings a bit of X-factor.”

The 22-year-old Jammu and Kashmir player’s first five-for destroyed Gujarat Titans’ batting line-up in SRH’s IPL game before Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan pulled off a heist by hitting four sixes in the last over to win the game by five wickets.

Also Read: IPL 2022: Sourav Ganguly Sure About Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma Getting Back In Form