Umran Malik finally breaks silence on Shoaib Akhtar’s record, when will he break it
Will Akhtar’s record be broken?
Seeing the dreadful bowling of Umran Malik, cricket experts had even said that soon he will leave behind Pakistani legend Shoaib Akhtar’s world record for the fastest throw. Let us tell you that in the 2003 ODI World Cup, Shoaib Akhtar bowled the ball to England batsman Nick Knight at a speed of 100.23 mph. The speed of this ball was 161.03 kmph per kilometer. Which is the fastest ball in cricket history. Earlier in 2002, Akhtar had bowled the ball at a speed of 161 kmph in the last match of the 3-match ODI series against New Zealand.
Umran’s reaction came to the fore
Umran’s reaction has come to the fore on the question of Akhtar breaking the world record. Talking to News24, Jammu Express said, “My focus is not to break Shoaib Akhtar’s record of fastest delivery. I want to bowl well. Want to help my country win all 5 matches against South Africa. I want to bowl it at 150 or above to maintain my body and strength.
Abdul Samad praised
Umran Malik has credited fellow player Abdul Samad for his speed. Both the players play together for Jammu and Kashmir and Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. In his statement, Umran said, “Abdul inspired me a lot. When I used to bowl to him, he used to say that I was bowling slow. So I used to throw the ball at a higher speed. Apart from this, gym and workout also helped me in this.
First match from 9th June
The first match of the five-match T20 series between India and South Africa will be played on Thursday, June 9 at the Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium in Delhi. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul has been made the captain of the team and keeping in mind the upcoming T20 World Cup, this series is considered very important for India. Apart from Umran, all eyes will also be on Punjab Kings’ young fast bowler Arshdeep Singh.