Sunil Gavaskar gives his take on how to tackle Umran Malik’s pace

Sunil Gavaskar gives his take on how tackle Umran Malik pace. Pic/IPL
Sunil Gavaskar gives his take on how to tackle Umran Malik pace. Pic/IPL

Srinagar, May 2: J&K speedster Umran Malik has emerged as fastest bowler of ongoing IPL 2022 and batsman face it hard to tackle the pace of Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer.

On Sunday, Umran Malik breached the 154 kph mark and bagged another fastest ball of the match award. Malik has so far bagged 15 wickets in the tournament.

Former India legend Sunil Gavaskar is also awestruck with Malik’s performance, in fact, he has has given his take on how to tackle Malik’s pace.

Speaking on Star Sports, the official broadcaster of IPL, Gavaskar said the best way to deal with Malik is: “Take a single and go to the non-striker’s end.”

The conversation didn’t end here as the 1983 World Cup winner quipped another technique to deal with Malik’s pace.

“Don’t give him a sight of your stumps. Cover all three stumps so that when he runs in to bowl, he has got to see where is the off stump, where is the leg stump,” he said.

Malik leaked runs at 12 per over in the clash against CSK but he also went to clock the fastest delivery of IPL 2022. The 22-year-old touched 154 kmph in the 10th over, which was played straight down the ground for a four by Ruturaj Gaikwad.

He touched the 154 kmph mark for the second time in the 19th over, which was played for a single by MS Dhoni.


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