IPL 2021: Tennis ball cricket is key to Umran Malik’s tempo, says Parvez Rasool | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Parvez Rasool stood thunderstruck when Umran Malik tormented the KKR batsmen on his IPL debut along with his sheer tempo, clocking 150kmph on speedometer and Jammu & Kashmir’s authentic cricket icon is assured that the 21-yr outdated is a derby race horse.
Numbers might be misleading however Rasool, the one cricketer for the area to have performed worldwide cricket, has an excellent eye for expertise and even he was surprised on the enchancment proven by the 21-yr-outdated Jammu boy.

For many, Umran’s IPL debut in opposition to KKR on Sunday might get a slot in Ripley’s ‘Believe it or Not’ as he clocked 151.03 kmph (93.84 mph), the quickest supply by an Indian this season.
Also, 11 out of his 24 professional deliveries have been above 145 kmph (90mph) as SunRisers Hyderabad handed him an IPL debut.
“He is a very talented boy. When I played him in the nets, he was quick. Woh bahot teekha thaa (he was pretty fast) but this was at a different level,” Rasool, the Jammu and Kashmir captain, who has performed white ball cricket for India, informed PTI on Monday.
“He was literally hurrying the batters with sheer pace. I was very proud to see him hold his own at such a big stage.”
Umran is not effectively-constructed like most quick bowlers however is sturdy. So, the place does this tempo come from?
“Look, I don’t think in his initial years, he had formal coaching before joining the coaching camp of District Sports Council. He used to play a lot of tennis ball matches on hire for Rs 500 or 1000.
“If you have a look at some of our greatest quick bowlers together with Jasprit (Bumrah), they’ve all been tennis ball cricket merchandise.
“The light weight of the tennis ball means that to generate pace, you need that extra effort. This kid developed strength and pace by playing tennis ball games that he would play in and around Jammu,” Rasool reasoned.
Rasool did not initially know Umran till he noticed the boy accompany Abdul Samad (his teammate at SRH) to the Jammu and Kashmir nets.
“He is very close to Samad. It was Samad who got him to the state team nets. I think when he was at the U-19 level, he had a bit of consistency issues and that’s why I don’t think he played a lot of games at the Cooch Behar or Vijay Merchant Trophy,” Rasool recalled.
“However even then, he was very quick for an 18-year-old and would bowl in the mid 140s regularly. Facing him in the nets wasn’t an easy job. “However he was picked final season for the trial video games the place he troubled some of our prime state group batters and we included him for the Mushtaq Ali Trophy,” Rasool said.
On his T20 debut, he picked up 3/24 against Railways which included the wicket of former India player Karn Sharma, who was beaten for sheer pace.
Rasool believes that the fire in him comes from the fact that he hails from a very humble background. His father owns a small fruit shop in Jammu’s Gujjar Nagar area.
“His household has had their share of monetary struggles and clearly that spurred him to do effectively. But I’d give quite a bit of credit score to SunRisers Hyderabad administration which included him as a web bowler and has definitely labored on his uncooked expertise which shone by way of on IPL debut.
“He has certainly increased a yard or two of pace and that is SRH’s coaching staff’s credit,” Rasool noticed.
Sunrisers skipper Kane Williamson known as Umran a “silver lining” and it was solely potential to give him a possibility as a result of they’re already out of competition.
“Umran is a special talent, one of the silver linings of where we are, which is certainly not desirable but we have been able to expose a number of younger players.
“Talent in India is immense, so many younger guys are prepared to go. It was nice that Umran was in a position to get a possibility tonight,” said Williamson after the IPL match.
Rasool feels that Umran is far from a finished product and needs to play a lot more matches in domestic cricket as he has the potential to become a big asset for any team that he plays.
“He bowls at 150 clicks and if he can persistently get one swing (inswing or outswing) going his manner at that tempo, batters will be unable to deal with him.
“He has now performed simply three video games at this degree and as soon as he performs Ranji Trophy, he’ll get even higher. The extra match conditions he faces, the higher match consciousness he’ll possess,” opined Rasool.
“In the end, we need such cricketers playing for Jammu and Kashmir. He will be an automatic selection for Ranji Trophy this season and it would be good to see him play the red ball cricket,” he added.

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