IPL 2022: Umran Malik has taken 15 wickets so far in the current season© BCCI/IPL
Umran Malik was the talk of the town this IPL as the SunRisers Hyderabad pacer has impressed many cricket fans, followers and even ex-cricketers with his raw pace and verve. Malik was on great form for SRH taking 15 wickets so far. He is the second highest wicket taker for the franchise in IPL 2022, behind T Natarajan, and many feel he should be tracked down to international cricket soon.
Former Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath, who was known more for his impeccable line and height rather than pace, recently spoke about how Umran can break through in any team in the world.
Pure speed is important, but Umran Malik has to be willing to do the work to get that control and if he can combine control with that pure pace then he will be in every team in the world,” McGrath told Sportstar.
McGrath also said that Umran’s real test will be how he performs in the coming seasons, when he will no longer be a surprise package for the batters and also said that Umran will also need to work on his fitness.
“It’s about doing well in the second and third seasons, once the batters get to know your bowling. If you’re bowling 150 km/h plus, that’s a lot of stress for the body and if you don’t put off the work “Keep yourself strong, sooner or later you’re going to break. If you sit and watch from the sidelines and they don’t pick you anymore, it’s no fun,” McGrath added.
“They say it’s hard work to get to the top, but you have to work twice as hard once you get there. That’s where a few cricketers, mostly bowlers, probably let themselves down. They’re doing well in the IPL or get a [international] pet and they think they made it. That’s when the hard work has to start if they want to stay there and be successful. Bumrah – he does so much work off the field to stay strong like so many other bowlers,” added the former Australian legend.
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