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IPL 2022: “He Has Made People Run Away By Scaring And Threatening Them” – Aakash Chopra Lauds Umran Malik’s Performances



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Previous Indian player Aakash Chopra has commended Umran Malik for excusing hitters by terrifying and compromising them with his pacy balls in IPL 2022. 

Malik, with 22 scalps, was the fourth-most noteworthy wicket-taker in the as of late finished version of the Indian Premier League. Despite the fact that he was costly on occasion, he likewise bowled a couple of match-changing spells for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

Umran Malik
Umran Malik. Image: IPL/BCCI

Umran Malik First On Aakash Chopra’s IPL 2022 Uncapped Pacers List

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra picked a couple of uncapped pacers who stood out in IPL 2022 and will play for Team India soon. He had the following to say about Malik:

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“First on that list is Umran Malik, his name is about to come anyway. He is the Jammu Tawi Express, what a fast bowler he is. His ball has the sharpness. He has made people run away by scaring and threatening them.”

Umran Malik (Image Credits: IPL)
Umran Malik (Image Credits: IPL)


While recognizing that Malik has been swindled on occasion, the cricketer-turned-commentator brought up that the pacer was very intense when he was at his best. Chopra explained: 

“He got hit in one or two matches, when he gets hit, he gets hit a lot, then the dam is broken, 40 runs in four overs. Quite a few times, Kane Williamson didn’t bowl him his entire quota as well but whenever he has bowled well, he has taken three-four wickets and even a five-wicket haul.” 

Aakash Chopra Impresses By Umran Malik’s Learnability

Malik had an economy rate of 9.03 in IPL 2022. Nonetheless, he was one of only four bowlers to enlist a five-wicket haul (5/25 versus Gujarat Titans) in the competition – Jasprit Bumrah, Wanindu Hasaranga and Yuzvendra Chahal being the others. 

“Of course, everyone will talk about his pace because he has that, either you are a fast bowler or you are not. But what I liked about him was that when he started, he was spraying the ball around, the ball was going everywhere if he see the bee-hive. As the tournament progressed, the bee-hive started coming closer.” 

Umran Malik. Photo- IPL
Umran Malik. Photo- IPL

The 44-year-old praised Malik’s learnability and anticipated a splendid future for him. Chopra said: 

“His bowling became more well-directed. He conceded runs later also but it was not because he was bowling wide. The batters play well at times, use the pace well, which does happen. But this boy will go far.” 

Chopra closed by expressing that the vital thing will be the manner by which Indian cricket deals with the capable pacer. He added that it will be important to foster and handle him. 

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