“He has incredible pace but he still needs…”, Shami Advice Umran Malik

Mohammed Shami picked 3 wickets for 25 runs(Image source: IPL)
Mohammed Shami picked 3 wickets for 25 runs(Image source: IPL)

Gujarat’s pace spearhead Mohammad Shami advises IPL sensation, Umran Malik, who remained wicketless in his last three matches.

Shami Advice Umran Malik

Gujarat Titans pacer Mohammed Shami has had a great IPL 2022 so far. In 12 games that he has featured in for GT, the right-arm pacer has picked up 16 wickets at an economy rate of 7.87.

Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Umran Malik has set IPL 2022 on fire with his fiery pace bowling. On being asked for his opinion on the rising Indian pacer, Shami said pace is not everything.

Umran Malik
Umran Malik

“I admit that pace is there but personally speaking, I am not a huge fan of pace. I believe if you can bowl 140kmph and move the ball both ways as well as reverse (swing), then it’s enough to (trouble) the batters.

He has incredible pace but he still needs some more time to mature in my opinion as apart from pace, we also have to apply ourselves,” said Shami in a virtual media interaction organised by the franchise on Friday.

Shami praises Mohsin Khan

Besides Umran, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) left-arm pacer Mohsin Khan has captured the imagination of cricket fans, with his ability to swing the new ball and be economical while picking ten wickets in six matches.

Shami, who spent time training alongside Mohsin during the lockdown at his farmhouse, said the youngster needs to focus more and stick to a routine which will have to be created as early as possible.

Mohsin Khan
Mohsin Khan

“Mohsin Khan has practised with me. He’s young and strong but he will have to focus well like you have to create a game plan and stick to a routine physically as well as mentally. Whatever the setup is needed has to be done right now as if you carry these things from now onwards, it will give you great use at one point,” Shami said.

“When we were playing, there was no one playing amongst us and didn’t know about the plays of top-level cricket. But for today’s young boys, there are a lot of options.

That’s why I say that pacers coming in the last few matches like Mohsin, Umran or other new boys, they are performing very well with lots of confidence. I just hope that in coming times, they will do very well for the country,” he added.

In IPL 2022, Umran Malik have picked 15 wickets so far which includes a fiver. Though Umran Malik made an impressive entry he fails to give the consistency. SRH is currently positioned in 7th place on the IPL 2022 points table.