Abu Dhabi: After the loss against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday gave credit as he cheered young pacer Umran Malik from Jammu and Kashmir. With a delivery of 153 kph, Malik was the fastest bowler of the IPL season. Also read- IPL 2021: Umran Malik bowls the fastest ball of the tournament, becomes the first Indian to run at a speed of 153 kmph in IPL history
It was also the fastest ball by an Indian in IPL history. In the post-match presentation, Kohli lauded the young pacer and said the road would be difficult from here. The RCB captain also said that such talent needs to be improved. Also Read – Live IPL 2021 RCB vs SRH Live Cricket Score, IPL Live Match 52 Latest Updates: Bowlers shine as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 runs in a thrilling Abu Dhabi
“This tournament brings forth talent every year, it’s nice to see a guy bowling 150 clicks [on Umran Malik]. From here it is important to understand the progress of individuals. Fast bowlers getting stronger is always a good sign for Indian cricket and whenever you see such talent, you will have your eyes on them and make sure you maximize their potential which is already seen at IPL level. He is going. Kohli said. Also Read – CSK vs PBKS Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Hints Vivo IPL 2021 Match 53: Captain, Vice-Captain – Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings, Playing 11, News for T20 match at Dubai International Cricket Stadium at 3.30 pm IST 7 October Thursday
Kane Williamson also praised the fast bowler. He added: “He is definitely special (on Umran Malik). We saw him in the nets over the last few seasons and he is a real competitor and is proving to be effective even on slow surfaces. They also have a lot of teammates and this helps in sharing knowledge. This is a great opportunity for the youth to get involved and hopefully we keep learning and we will go again on Friday.
SRH, already out of the race for the playoffs, won the match by four runs.