Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Umran Malik has had a memorable IPL 2021 season so far. Against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday, Umran took three wickets for 23 runs in three overs. Umran laid the foundation for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s victory with the crucial wickets of Ishan Kishan, Daniel Sams and Tilak Verma. Sunrisers Hyderabad won the match by three runs. Umran’s punch celebration is very much discussed after taking a wicket during the match. After Mumbai Indians, he told that he learned this special celebration from a special umpire.
During a conversation with Bhuvneshwar Kumar after the match, Umran said, ‘When we bowl in the nets, the team’s bowling coach Dale Steyn is the umpire. When I take wickets in the nets, Steyn celebrates punches like this and I started doing it after watching him and now it has become my habit.