The fiery Indian pacer, Umran Malik, who has been witnessing sensational outings for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in IPL 2022, has revealed why he targets to hit batsmen on their helmets. Malik feels it brings confidence to him, and simultaneously, the extreme pace also scares batters before they opt to decide to play aggressive shots. There is no doubt that The 22-year-old can bowl with sheer pace.
Umran Malik received the Player of the Match award against Punjab Kings (PBKS) in SRH’s recent encounter, where he returned excellent figures of 4-1-28-4, including a three-wicket maiden in the 20th over. He was recently interviewed by the Times of India, where he was asked what makes him satisfied with his extreme pace. The SRH fast-bowler replied that he enjoys when rattles the stumps, as well as, hitting on their helmets make him happy.
As per the quotes in TOI, Umran Malik said, “I love to castle batsmen. I love to hit batsmen on their helmets too. One, I feel that I’ve beaten the batsman with my pace, and secondly, once the batsman is scared, he doesn’t try to hit you.”
Further, Umran Malik thanked the SRH franchise for providing him a platform to showcase his talent. He was retained by the Orange Army at INR 4 core ahead of the 2022 IPL mega auction.
I love to hit batsmen on their helmets, says #UmranMalik 🏏
— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) April 19, 2022
Elaborating the same, Umran Malik said, “I come from a small city, but I’m getting a feeling that everyone is beginning to know about me now. The best thing is that the SRH franchise has backed me a lot. I was a net bowler. They played me, and now because of them, everyone knows who I am.”
When asked about his idol, Umran Malik replied that his own inspiration is no one but himself. However, he revealed that he has learned quite a few things from Jasprit Bumrah.