The ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League has witnessed some breathtaking speed by raw pacer Umran Malik. The 22-year-old has been constantly clocking the 150 kmph mark on the speed gun and has impressed several greats with his ability to generate raw pace. Umran Malik reminds me a lot about Fiedel Edwards when he first started, a lot of pace and I hope that he understands it as he goes into international cricket, which I think he’ll eventually play.”
In the IPL, a lot of batsmen get accustomed to playing sheer pace, so I hope that he adds a little bit more to his armoury later on. He’s a quick learner in the nets, he’s willing to learn and it’s just awesome to see India has a pacer of that calibre, it’s just tremendous,” said Lara about the 22-year-old player from Jammu and Kashmir. Now as the tournament proceeds, another promising Indian talent has expressed to hit the 150 kmph. 25-year-old Rajasthan Royals pacer Kuldeep Sen, who played a huge role in his side’s 29-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday evening, feels he is on the right path and will soon be hitting the 150 kmph mark. “150 kmph is on the way. I am somewhere around it right now,” said Sen during his post-match discussion with Riyan Parag.
Sen picked four wickets in the clash in the 3.3 overs he bowled and conceded just 20 runs as RCB were bundled out for 115 while chasing a paltry 145.