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IPL 2021: Virat Kohli impressed with Umran Malik, says need to track progress

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IPL 2021: Virat Kohli impressed with Umran Malik, says need to track progress

IPL 2021: SRH’s facer Umran Malik has been impressed with the fastest delivery against RCB. RCB’s skipper said the Jammu & Kashmir young star needs to be monitored to ensure his potential is maximized.

The 21-year-old SRH pacer has got everyone excited with his raw pace and clocked 152.95 kph during the game against RCB.

“This tournament throws up talent every year, good to see a guy bowling at 150 clicks. It is important to understand the progress of individuals from hereon,” Virat Kohli said in the post-match presentation after his team lost the game by four runs.

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The pool of fast bowlers being strong is always a good sign for Indian cricket and whenever you see talent like this. You are going to have your eyes on them and make sure you maximize their potential which is already being seen at the IPL level,” Virat Kohli added.

His 152.95 kmph zinger last night made him the fastest of the IPL, surpassing Lockie Ferguson (152.75 kmph).

“Umran Malik certainly is special. We’ve seen him in the nets for a couple of seasons. Special opportunity for him and it’s not surprising to see him come and do well. (He has) Been a really valuable addition to the side,” said Williamson.

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“I try and keep it really simple with him but he’s got a lot of mates in the team and they share the message and he takes the game on,” he added.

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