On his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) fast bowler Umran Malik clocked 151.03 kph , which is the fastest delivery bowled by an Indian in the ongoing IPL 2021, on Sunday (October 3). Malik came into SRH playing XI in place of pacer Sandeep Sharma and he impressed everyone with his raw pace in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Dubai.
KKR and New Zealand pacer Lockie Ferguson has bowled the fastest delivery of the IPL 2021 so far, clocking 152.75 kph. Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj was previous fastest Indian bowler in IPL with a delivery clocking 145.97 kph.
The 21-year-old Malik was roped in as a short-term COVID-19 replacement for T Natarajan, who had tested positive ahead of Hyderabad’s encounter against Delhi Capitals on September 22. Umran, who was a part of the Hyderabad contingent as a net bowler, has played one T20 and List A match for Jammu Kashmir and has picked a total of four wickets.