Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Umran Malik broke his record twice on Thursday (May 5) as two of his deliveries touched the 154.8 kph and 157 kph marks, respectively, in Match 50 of IPL 2022 vs Delhi Capitals.
The 154.8 kph happened on the second delivery of the 12th over when he bowled a fullish delivery to Warner, who brought his back in time to avoid getting cleaned up.
The speed gun at the Brabourne stadium flashed 154.8 kph.
This was then the 4th fastest delivery in IPL history.
However, soon he was going to break his record. On the fourth ball of the 20th over, Umran bowled 157 kph to break his record twice.
The last delivery of the SRH innings was bowled at 156 kph.
His earlier record was 154 kph, which he had achieved in the game vs Chennai Super Kings. But his 157 kph is now the second-fastest delivery in IPL history. However, the fastest still belongs to Australia’s Shaun Tait, who clocked 157.7 kph.
But Umran did have a great day in the office. Despite recording such fast deliveries, he failed to make an impact and went for 52 runs. In the last game as well, he had gone for 48 runs.
Check out how Twitter reacted to the Umran touching such remarkable numbers on the speed gun.
Umran was among two players retained by the SRH. In the last IPL, he received praise from many cricket pundits worldwide. This year he is training with SRH’s Dale Steyn, who has helped him improve the line and length. As a result, Umran is in the top five of the Purple Cap race, proving that he has worked on his skills and pace.