Although he started the tournament by leaking a lot of runs, Umran Malik has surely turned the tables in recent games. He topped it off with a solid show against Punjab Kings. The Jammu & Kashmir pacer bowled the final over in the first innings and managed to collect three wickets without giving any runs. In this article, we take a look at how Twitter reacted as Umran Malik bowls the 20th over without conceding a run.
Umran Malik bowls the 20th over without conceding a run
Umran Malik was one of the finds of last season. He bowled at sheer pace and many saw a future Indian star in the player. However, a few doubted if he can control his lines and lengths. After Sunrisers Hyderabad retained him, many considered it to be a bold move. However, Umran has repaid the faith so far.
In the last few games, he has been bowling exceptionally well. Despite leaking a few runs, the pacer has not dropped his pace and is bowling with the same consistency. In recent matches, he has taken some important wickets like that of Shreyas Iyer against KKR.
Against Punjab Kings on Sunday, he finished with figures of 4-1-28-4. It was a terrific show by the youngster who managed to bowl a maiden in the final over of the innings. He also collected three wickets (Odean Smith, Rahul Chahar and Vaibhav Arora) in that over. Umran helped his team restrict PBKS to just 151 and that is likely to be an easy score for them to chase.
Twitter reacts to the young pacer’s terrific show
Meanwhile, Twitter was elated with the way Umran has been going about in this IPL. His pace has troubled the best of batters and it was no different on Sunday. Especially, many were impressed with the way he operated in his final over, which included two wickets where the batters were clean bowled. In the below section, we take a look at a few reactions from Twitter in this regard:
— Kaustubh Mokal (@KaustubhMokal3) April 17, 2022
Umran Malik's final over was not extraordinary !!
Just striking tailenders.#IPL2022Advertisement
— :^) (@yashpalpokhrel) April 17, 2022
— Akash (@Akashreddy01) April 17, 2022
Umran Malik is going to be a nightmare for batters in upcoming years.Advertisement
— Shivani Shukla 🏏 (@iShivani_Shukla) April 17, 2022
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) April 17, 2022
— Prayag (@theprayagtiwari) April 17, 2022
A triple wicket maiden for a final over is an outstanding effort from young Umran Malik. Skills and raw pace and great execution is gold stuff.#PBKSvSRHAdvertisement
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) April 17, 2022
Umran Malik 🧡💎⭐. Unbelievable Three wickets without giving a Single run in last over in T20 Cricket is just Show how Brilliant he is. This Guy showing what he have,just getting Better to Greater match by match. #SRHvsPBKS pic.twitter.com/HyNTXQItB7Advertisement
— Ayush Ranjan (@AyushRa15743279) April 17, 2022
Umran Malik quickly turning into Dale Steyn's passion project. He's super excited every time Umran does something.Advertisement
Caps it off with a maiden over in the 20th over of the innings 👌#PBKSvSRH
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) April 17, 2022