Veteran Indian pacer Mohammed Shami believes that youthful Umran Malik, with his raw pace, has a bright career ahead of him and that, with some work on his line and length, he “can rule the world.”
The Jammu and Kashmir fast have dazzled with his explosive pace, frequently bowling at 150 ticks, but accuracy has been a problem.
Umran Malik, a young Indian pacer, has established a strong name for himself in his brief international career so far for Team India. In June 2022, during a five-match home series against South Africa, the 23-year-old pacer made his debut for India. In that series, he was not given a match, but his T20I debut against Ireland came in the following assignment.
He has now played for India in seven ODIs and six T20 Internationals. Umran has only been playing for India for eight months, but in that time, he has garnered enough attention and broken several records, including the quickest bowl ever delivered by an Indian pacer in an international cricket match.
“Best wishes to you, hope you do well”: Mohammed Shami Advises Umran Malik
Umran has consistently garnered attention for his speed. And on Saturday, when India defeated New Zealand in an ODI match for the second time in a row, he spoke with Mohammed Shami, his “favorite bowler.” The veteran Indian pacer gave him admiration for his bowling velocity and best wishes for the future, but he also gave him some wise words of wisdom.
Shami asserts that although Umran moves at a rate that can be challenging for anyone if he gains control of his line and length, he will be able to control the entire world.
Best wishes to you, hope you do well. There’s only one piece of advice I want to give: I don’t think it’s easy to play against the pace that you have. Just that we need to work a little on line and length. If we can get a command over it, we can rule the world.”
In the second ODI, played on Saturday in Hyderabad against New Zealand, Shami was brilliant for Team India. In his six-over spell, he was responsible for the dismissal of three New Zealand batters while only allowing 18 runs to be scored.