In the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL), former India coach Ravi Shastri criticized Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer Umran Malik’s bowling strategy against Delhi Capitals (DC) on Saturday, April 29 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Umran’s performance against DC was dismal; he only bowled one over and gave up 22 runs. However, SRH defeated DC by a score of nine runs and gained two significant points.
The pacer has had trouble this year, and SRH captain Aiden Markram isn’t entirely confident in his abilities. The Jammu and Kashmir speedster was brought on in the seventh over of the match against DC.
He started off with a short ball, and Phil Salt scored the first boundary. Mitchell Marsh hit the third and fourth balls for sixes, while the second ball produced a single. On the fifth ball, he then took a single, and Salt scored a four to end the over.
Umran was criticized by Shastri for playing right into the hands of the adversary, according to Shastri. He was criticized by the former cricketer turned broadcaster for not adjusting his length after taking a beating. He continued by saying that if someone were to come through a scenario like this, he could go full cross seam into the stumps.
He merely made things easier for the opposition. He needs someone like Bhuvneshwar Kumar standing next to him, explaining what must be done. You can still run, but you’ll need to shorten them. He has already been run out for 17 runs after you bowl four identically sized deliveries on the wrong side of the plate. He could even attempt a cross seam. Go cross seam and full and into the stumps in a circumstance like this when you lack confidence and are unsure of where the ball will land, advised the 60-year-old commentator.
Pietersen: This is not a nice thing that Umran Malik is doing.
Kevin Pietersen, a former England captain, too criticized Umran’s strategy when facing the DC bats. He believed that the pacer ought to have slowed down as soon as Mitchell Marsh began pursuing him.
“I’m not a bowler, but our bowlers, the Broads and the Andersons, have all seen what the opponent did while sitting in the dressing room. They frequently considered and discussed what the opposition was doing. That is the teaching equipment.
“He ought to have known what Mitch Marsh accomplished so successfully. This is not a good thing that Umran Malik is doing. Reduce the tempo! It was entirely incorrect. Every single delivery was made quickly once more. All of Mitch Marsh’s wickets were missing. Leg cutters and slower balls were all used. According to Pietersen, “it is actually not that difficult to grasp what someone else from the opposition did and was successful.