Jammu and Kashmir fast bowler Umran Malik has created a sensation in his debut match in IPL against Kolkata Knight Riders. Umran bowled the third ball of his spell at a speed of 150 kmph, which was also the fastest ball ever bowled by an Indian fast bowler in this league. Umran did not get a wicket in the first match, but on the strength of his speed and line length, this player impressed everyone. Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson also praised his budding fast bowler and called him a special player.
After the defeat against KKR, Williamson while talking about Umran Malik said, ‘We have faced him in the nets and there is something special in him. He has a very fast pace and that makes this young player special. He got a chance to showcase his talent tonight and it was a very special moment for him. He has amazing talent. Umran conceded just 27 runs in his four-over spell, although he could not take any wicket in his debut match. It is worth noting that after T Natarajan was found to be Corona positive, Hyderabad had added this Jammu and Kashmir bowler to their team as a short-term replacement.
In the match played against KKR, Hyderabad had to face defeat by 6 wickets. This was the 10th loss for Kane Williamson’s team this season. The team is already out of the race for the playoffs. Batting first, the Hyderabad batsmen easily succumbed to the KKR bowlers and the team could put only 115 runs on the score board. In response, Kolkata won the match by 6 wickets due to the excellent innings of 57 runs by Shubman Gill.