Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn. Image: BCCI

The Sunrisers Hyderabad got through an unfortunate outing in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL). The side started with back-to-back defeats prior to dominating five matches on the run however at that point lost five games in succession and failed to qualify for the playoffs.

In any case, there were various up-sides for Hyderabad in the season including the development of speedster Umran Malik, who completed as the most noteworthy wicket-taker of the season for SRH.

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

Umran took 22 wickets in the season and is at present fourth in the Purple Cap list, and was likewise compensated for his reliable exhibitions in the season with a maiden India call-up a week ago. Umran was chosen in the T20I crew for the five-match series against South Africa, which starts on June 9.

IPL 2022: I Was On Commentary, Was Blown Away When I Saw Him: Dale Steyn Reveals SRH's Closed-door Discussion On Umran Malik Before Auction

We Wanted To Make Sure Umran Malik Has Some Experience Before IPL: Dale Steyn

Following the finish of SRH’s season, Sunrisers’ bowling coach Dale Steyn, who worked intimately with Umran Malik throughout recent months, opened up on his initial feelings about the bowler last year, when he made his IPL debut for SRH.

Umran Malik (Image Credits: Twitter)
Umran Malik (Image Credits: Twitter)

Steyn likewise uncovered the conversations that occurred inside the SRH camp over overseeing Umran Malik before the IPL auction.

“Being part of the discussions with the SRH management, we just wanted to make sure that he had some experience because although Umran was amazing and he got extreme raw talent and he was so fast, he was also young.

“You need somebody to guide him along the way. To have someone like a Bhuvi or Nattu was so important for him,” Steyn recalled as he talked about Umran Malik on cricket.com.

Umran Malik Is So Much Faster In Real Life: Dale Steyn

Discussing the initial occasion when he saw him, Steyn said that he was “blown away” with the pace at which Umran bowled.

Umran Malik (Image Credits: Twitter)
Umran Malik (Image Credits: Twitter)

“On first impressions, I had never met him before. I watched him when he made his debut, I was doing some commentary. I watched him bowl and I was blown away by how quick he was, and how consistently fast he was.

“It’s a whole different thing when you are at the nets and when you watch him bowl, as opposed to watching him on TV. It’s so much faster in real life. Meeting him in real life, realizing his physique and his shape, the interesting character he is, and the way he plays, is obviously different from how I was watching on TV,” said Steyn.

“He has got an incredibly high work ethic. He wants to keep learning and keep going. You can’t ask for more as a coach and captain.”

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