The cricket world is yet to get over Umran Malik‘s sensational spell of bowling against Kolkata Knight Riders. He took 2/27 and bowled with pace and fire. He also had the control which was missing in his previous games.
SRH pace bowling coach Dale Steyn was seemingly happy with the performance of the youngster. Malik’s dismissal of KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer was the highlight of his spell. Meanwhile, former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar has a few words of wisdom for the youngster. Gavaskar said that he had a chat with Steyn and spoke about the youngster who wanted to impress him.
For Umran Malik, Standing Next To Dale Steyn Is A Huge Honour: Sunil Gavaskar
“I know you don’t want to take any credit Dale. But for Umran, just standing next to you is a huge honour. He’s taking that inspiration from you before going out to play. He’s not just trying to win matches… he’s also looking to impress you. When he comes back to the dugout after the match and you give him a pat on the back, that’s going to be the biggest prize for him than Man of the Match awards,” said Gavaskar on Star Sports.
Dale Steyn also spoke about his emotions that were seen coming out after Malik dismissed the poles of Shreyas Iyer.
“I’m not going to lie to you. Sometimes, the players’ genius comes out. Murali (Muttiah Muralitharan) actually said that he thinks the perfect ball to bowl right now is a yorker. Tom Moody (SRH head coach) and I turned around and said, ‘no, if he bowls a yorker now, he is going to be hit for a four over his head’. He runs in, bowls a yorker, and knocks the stumps out of the ground! So, honestly, what do I know,” Steyn said about his celebration after Hyderabad’s win.
Chasing 176 to win, Rahul Tripathi (71) and Aiden Markram (68*) added a 94-run stand to give Hyderabad their third straight win of the season after two successive losses to start their campaign.
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