IPL 2022
Ravi Shastri Gives A Crucial Advice For Umran Malik
By CricShots - May 9, 2022 5:31 pm
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Former Indian head coach, Ravi Shastri has said that if the fiery pacer, Umran Malik doesn’t get the control over his line and lengths at 156 KPH, then the ball will start flying off the bat for 256 KPH. Shastri further added that he should attack the stumps and channel his fierce pace in the right direction in the remaining matches of the IPL 2022. Umran has been one of the most impressive finds of the IPL.

Umran Malik
Umran Malik 

Umran Malik has been superb with his express pace in IPL 2022 but has conceded a lot of runs in the last three matches, Malik conceded 25 runs from a couple of overs in the last match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Before the match, he leaked 100 runs without taking any wicket in his last two outings.

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Reflecting on Malik’s dipping form, during a chat on Star Sports, Ravi Shastri said, “When someone tells him on his face it’s all good to have 156, it’s exciting, it’s brilliant, we all love it, you have a great future, you’re going to play for India very soon. But if you don’t get it right that 156 will go for 256 off the bat. And that is exactly what is happening.”

Ravi Shastri
Ravi Shastri

He further added, “The pace is good, but you got to get it in your mind that you have to get it in the right areas. Otherwise, just hold yourself back and use that space sparingly, to surprise the batter. Those kinds of thoughts should go through your mind. If you don’t get it right, you are going to fetch and fetch big time. It goes off the bat at 250 to 300 knots!”

Ravi Shastri also added that Malik needs to channel his pace in the right direction and target the stumps to make full use of his pace.

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Elaborating the same, Rav Shastri said, “I’m seeing the media and everywhere it say 156, 154 – it doesn’t matter in this format. You have to get it in the right areas and he hasn’t. If he attacks the stumps he will be far more consistent. 156, 157 – very good, excellent – but channelize it in the right direction.”