Umran Malik was phenomenal for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. He took 22 wickets in his first full season. The 22-year-old was crossing 150kmph regularly in the matches and bowled one of the fastest deliveries (157kmph) of the tournament.

Many fans believe that he can break Shoaib Akhtar’s record for the fastest ball ever recorded. Shoaib had bowled a delivery that clocked 161.3 kmph in a 2003 World Cup match against England. 

However, Umran said that he is only focussing on helping India beat South Africa in the upcoming five-match T20I series.

“I am not looking at Shoaib Akhtar’s record. I want to help my country win all the five matches against South Africa.”

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