Umran Malik faced heavy criticism from Virender Sehwag following his lackluster performance in the IPL 2023. In just 8 matches, the Indian pacer could only manage to take 5 wickets. Sunrisers Hyderabad ended their campaign on a disappointing note, losing to the Mumbai Indians.
Despite posting a strong total of 200/5 in 20 overs while batting first, SRH’s bowling unit failed to defend it. Mumbai Indians comfortably chased down the target with 2 overs to spare, thanks to an impressive century by Cameron Green.
This victory secured MI’s spot in the playoffs after the Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their final match against the Gujarat Titans.
Umran Malik, who had been out of form, was included in SRH’s playing XI against MI. Unfortunately, he failed to make an impact, conceding 41 runs in 3 overs. Virender Sehwag, the former Indian opener, expressed his disappointment in Umran’s performance, particularly his inability to learn from Dale Steyn despite working closely with him.
Sehwag criticized the bowling strategy employed by SRH, highlighting their failure to contain the flow of runs. He also pointed out Umran’s inconsistency in maintaining the right length and highlighted that the pacer repeated the same mistakes from the previous year despite learning from Steyn.
Umran’s IPL 2023 campaign concluded with just 5 wickets to his name in 8 matches, accompanied by a disappointing economy rate of 10.85.