Srinagar: J&K’s Pace sensation and the fastest ever Indian pacer Umran Malik has said that he is focussed on to follow team plans which is to bowl fast and take crucial wickets.
Though Umran Malik recently became fastest ever Indian pacer in International cricket by clicking 156kph, the Jammu born pacer is also getting lot heat from critics for conceding runs.
Umran has so far featured in 7 ODIs with his economy being slightly over six, while he has played 6 T20Is, where he has leaked runs at almost 11 runs per over
Sharing his views on the same, Umran feels runs are bound to come with the amount of pace he tries to generate.
“You have to be physically and mentally strong to bowl fast consistently. I am bowling fast in the middle overs and getting wickets for my team. I will concede runs when I bowl at my pace, so let the people say what they want to, I only want to bowl well with good rhythm and work hard, whenever I am with the team. We will continue to stick with our plans,” Malik said while talking to Star Sports, the official broadcaster of the series before Third ODI vs Sri Lanka.
Umran has proved to be a wicket-taking option considering his pace. He finished as the leading wicket-taker in the T20Is against Sri Lanka, as he claimed seven wickets in three outings.
He played two ODIs before being rested for the final encounter in Thiruvananthapuram. In the two matches he played, Umran bowled just 15 overs and scalped five wickets at an economy of seven runs per over.