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“I will be happy if Umran breaks my record” – Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar on Umran Malik’s pace bowling

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Umran Malik has impressed one and all with his raw pace during the ongoing Indian Premier League. The 22-year-old pacer, who is playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad, has been bowling consistently over the 150 kmph mark. He has picked 18 wickets so far and bowled the fastest delivery of 157 kmph in the current edition of the Indian Premier League.

Umran Malik has been outstanding for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2022, bagging 18 wickets so far. In practically every game, he has bowled over 150 kmph, earning him plaudits from both professionals and fans.

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Shoaib Akhtar, a former Pakistan speedster, feels Malik can beat his record for the fastest delivery. With a 161.3 kmph delivery against England in the 2003 ICC World Cup, Akhtar retains the record.

Shoaib Akhtar said, “For the first time I have seen someone who is bowling 150 KMPH or more consistently and I will be happy if Umran breaks my record”.

He also said that he is holding the record for 20 years now and he will be happy if Umran Malik breaks his record.

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In the recent games Umran malik has been leaking runs and that is the main cause for the recent losing streak of Sun Risers Hyderabad in IPL 2022. Although the Sun Risers Hyderabad have been called as a good bowling side they were unable to restrict the opposition for the par score in recent games.

Sun Risers Hyderabad is also struggling in the batting department as their batsmans are not performing consistently. Their biggest retention ahead of IPL 2022 was their skipper Kane Williamson but he is yet to perform a match winning innings for them with the bat. Also he is striking at below 100.

Sun Risers hyderabad will play their last 2 league games against the Mumbai indians and Punjab Kings. These two matches will be a do or die encounter for the men in orange as they look to enter the playoffs.

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