I’ll be happy if Umran Malik breaks my record, enters 100mph club, says Shoaib Akhtar

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I'll be happy if Umran Malik breaks my record, enters 100mph club, says Shoaib Akhtar. Pic/Twitter
I’ll be happy if Umran Malik breaks my record, enters 100mph club, says Shoaib Akhtar. Pic/Twitter

Srinagar, May 15: The rising star Umran Malik has caught the attention of the Rawalpindi Express Shoaib Akhtar who has said that he will be happy if , J&K pacer breaks his record.

Umran Malik who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ongoing IPL 2022 has been making waves with his speeds and has caught attention of everyone in the Cricket World.He has already bowled second ever fastest ball in IPL history and their are expectations that he will cross 100mph mark and has chance to breath Shoaib Akhtar record as well.

“I want to see him have a long career. A few days ago, someone was congratulating me as it’s been 20 years since I bowled the fastest delivery but no one has been able to break the record. But I said, ‘There must be someone who can smash this record’. I will be happy if Umran breaks my record. But needs to ensure that he doesn’t get injured in the process want to see him playing for a long stretch without any injuries,” Akhtar told Sportskeeda.

“I want to see him on the world stage as he belongs there. At present, there are not many people who can cross the 150 kph mark. We have seen that Umran has been bowling consistently at that pace. I want Umran to that 100 mph mark at the back of his mind. I will be happy if he enters the 100 mph club. But he has to stay away from injuries which can halt his career,” he further added.

Shoaib Akhtar however cautioned and suggested BCCI to loom after the youngster .

“BCCI and youth academy need to take care of Umran’s workload. He now has to train scientifically in an advanced way. His bowling needs to be measured. When you drive a car at high speed, there are chances of its tire blowing up or engine getting damaged. It has to go back to the factory and recuperate. During the offseason, Umran has to make sure that he trains double his workload. That will reduce the pressure of his workload,” Akhtar explained.

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