Gautam Gambhir offers a piece of advice for Umran Malik

Umran Malik

Umran Malik was impressive in the first T20 against Sri Lanka. His spell of 2/27 in four overs proved to be game-changing as the batters could not cope with his pace. He bowled a delivery of 155 kph, the quickest by an Indian bowler.

Gautam Gambhir spoke about Umran Malik and has a word of advice for the speedster. 

“There will be matches where Umran Malik will bowl amazingly well and there will be matches where he will prove expensive. Will you still persist with him? Will the bowling coach still encourage him to bowl fast because in T20, once you prove expensive a few times, you are asked to develop slower ones or cutters. You don’t want to see that from Umran Malik.”

“Either you have the pace or you don’t, either you can bowl fast or you can’t. The management’s role becomes extremely important here. He will keep getting better the more he plays. You learn yourselves at times while playing international cricket.”

Irfan Pathan lauds the bowler

Former Indian fast bowler Irfan Pathan lauded the efforts of the Kashmiri pacer and was highly impressed with his performance. 

“He had played three matches till now in T20I cricket. His economy was close to 10. It was the first time his economy was under eight, which is fantastic. He gave away only 27 runs and picked up two wickets.”

“It was not that he was looking at 150 kph right from the start. We saw the control, saw balls around 144 kph, and then when he felt that it was time to put in the effort, you also saw 155 kph.”

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