Umran Malik is still not happy with his speed, said- wanted to throw the ball so fast. Hindi News

Umran Malik: Young pacer Umran Malik, who took his maiden five-wicket haul in the Indian Premier League (IPL), said that he wants to bowl at over 155 kmph one day but his focus is always on the right line and length. Will keep on bowling. The 22-year-old from Jammu took Sunrisers Hyderabad to victory by taking five wickets for 25 runs, but Rahul Tewatia and Rashid Khan hit four sixes in the last over to give Gujarat Titans a five-wicket win.

Umran wants more fast bowling

Although the team could not win due to the efforts of Umran Malik, he was adjudged the ‘Player of the Match’ for this brilliant spell of fast bowling which is one of the finest bowling in the history of IPL. After the match on Wednesday night, Malik said, “The plan was to bowl fast and keep the length and get wickets. Like I got Hardik Bhai out with a bouncer and then (Wriddhiman) Saha bowled with a yorker. He said, ‘I tried to diversify the bowling and kept the focus on the wickets because it is a small ground.’

Want to throw the ball faster than 155

When asked if he wants to bowl at a speed of more than 155 kmph, he said, “I only want to take wickets by bowling in the right line and length and as far as bowling at a speed of more than 155 kmph.” It is a matter of if Allah wills then I will do so one day.’ Malik has consistently bowled at over 150 kmph throughout the season and has so far picked up 15 wickets in 8 matches at an average of 15.93.

He was put in to bowl in the eighth over and then he shook the top order of Gujarat Titans. In this way, he also became the first bowler in IPL to take all five wickets before an innings. He took the first wicket in the form of Shubman Gill and then the wicket of Hardik Pandya and the fifth wicket in the form of David Miller and then Abhinav Manohar after the wicket of Saha with a yorker at 153 kmph.

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