Dale Styen
Dale Styen (Image Credits: IPL)

Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Umran Malik has been exciting to cricket fans in the ongoing IPL 2022 with his singing speed on the speed firearm and taking honors for bowling the quickest ball of the match.

However, he has yielded a ton of runs because of players exploiting additional speed by sending the ball to the rope, Malik has proactively left one more former tearaway pacer invigorated with his speed: Dale Steyn, ex-South Africa legend currently filling in as Hyderabad’s speed bowling trainer.

It’s Not Great To Face But It’s Super Exciting: Dale Steyn On Umran Malik’s Bowling

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

“It’s great to see someone run in and bowl 150kmph an hour. Very often we try and create guys to make them more aware like change your pace, do this and that. But I think Umran is out and out raw. It’s great to just let him loose and do what he does, which is great because you don’t want to change people and block him off too much.”

“To watch him bowl at 150 clicks an hour consistently is super exciting, not just for me but for everyone watching the game at home or in stadium. It’s not great to face but it’s super exciting,” said Steyn in a pre-match chat with broadcasters Star Sports.

Murali Got It Right: Dale Steyn Explains The Story Behind Jubilant Scenes In Dugout Against KKR

In Hyderabad’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders, Malik shook Shreyas Iyer’s stumps with an on point yorker. The right-handed batter rearranged around his crease to make space for a cut yet saw his stumps being upset by a singing yorker from Malik in the 10th over. On seeing this dismissal from the dugout, Dale Steyn bounced from his seat to embrace spin bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan.

Dale Steyn (Image Credits: Twitter)
Dale Steyn (Image Credits: Twitter)

Steyn explained the story behind jubilant scenes in the dugout on seeing Malik castle Iyer. “Just tapping on that story, we had come up with a couple of game plans. Murali (Muralitharan) was actually sitting there and he said, ‘the perfect ball to bowl right now will be yorker’.

I actually turned around and Tom Moody said, ‘I don’t think the yorker would be a good idea. He might get bashed over his head.’ Umran runs in, bowls the yorker and knocks the pegs off the ground. I kinda jumped on Murali to say, ‘You are the spin coach and you got it right, called it for the fast bowlers’.”

Everyone’s Kinda Ticking The Boxes: Dale Steyn On SRH’s Current Form

In the wake of losing their initial two matches to Rajasthan Royals and Lucknow Super Giants, Hyderabad got back in the saddle by winning against Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Titans and Kolkata Knight Riders. With the chance of winning their fourth consecutive match against Punjab Kings at D.Y Patil Stadium, Steyn feels that things are gradually falling set up for Hyderabad.

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

“Everything’s going nicely. We had a lot of things go our way. We won a couple of tosses, which has been really important for us. You never know it could change today, so these are the things we talk about. Just making guys aware of what the possibilities are but everyone’s doing quite nicely.”

“Bowlers have done a fantastic job; two steady guys have bowled at the death (overs). The batters have come too (to the party), Aiden (Markram), Nicky (Pooran), and Rahul Tripathi have been incredible and fielding has been good so far too. All round, everyone’s kinda ticking the boxes and collaboratively been working well together.”

Wearing Athletic Gear Better Than Wearing Jacket And Tie: Dale Steyn Talks About His First Coaching Spell

Being related to Hyderabad’s coaching staff as a fast-bowling trainer is Dale Steyn’s first coaching spell subsequent to resigning from the game as a productive pacer for the Proteas. Last year, he filled in as a commentator for Men’s T20 World Cup in the UAE. For the time being, Steyn is cheerful taking the training mantle to prep pacers with a promising future like Malik however he misses his companions in the commentary box.

Dale Styen (Image Credits Twitter)
Dale Styen (Image Credits Twitter)

“I am actually really enjoying it. To be honest, I feel a lot more natural when I am wearing athletic gear as opposed to wearing like the jacket and tie. So, I feel more at home right now in the dugout but I do miss you guys in the commentary box; I won’t lie.”

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Dale Steyn played 95 games during his IPL career, taking 97 wickets at an average of  25.9 while giving away just 6.91 runs per over.

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